Halfway through chief's 90-day plan: Are shootings down? - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Halfway through chief's 90-day plan: Are shootings down?

(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell said Thursday he feels the city, “is making progress” with the 90-day plan to reduce violence after shootings hit a 10-year high.

Since June, the agency's 23-officer Gang Enforcement Squad, has targeted “high profile offenders and trigger pullers” Blackwell said.

Nearly 100 suspects - 98 were arrested on 281 charges since June. The majority of the charges and citations were for miscellaneous traffic violations and drug possession.

The enforcement squad confiscated over $382,000 worth of drugs and guns.  Blackwell said the violence is trending downward, but shootings in the city are about 25 percent higher than last year.

Blackwell takes that as a win since shootings were up more than 30 percent over last year last month. 

The 90-day plan, which was delayed a few weeks this summer over the in-duty death of Officer Sonny Kim, will likely continue into the fall.

Copyright 2015 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lawyer: Charges possible in connection with Vegas shooting

    Lawyer: Charges possible in connection with Vegas shooting

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:45 PM EST2018-01-16 22:45:33 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:18 AM EST2018-01-17 05:18:04 GMT
    A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge that other people could face charges in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead.Full Story >
    A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge that other people could face charges in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead.Full Story >
  • Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

    Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:23 AM EST2018-01-16 05:23:34 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-01-17 05:14:50 GMT

    The meeting is intended to boost the campaign of "maximum pressure" that the Trump administration has championed to deprive the North of revenue for weapons development. Officials will discuss cooperation on sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons by North Korea, and diplomacy.

    Full Story >

    The meeting is intended to boost the campaign of "maximum pressure" that the Trump administration has championed to deprive the North of revenue for weapons development. Officials will discuss cooperation on sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons by North Korea, and diplomacy.

    Full Story >
  • House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-01-16 05:33:23 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-01-17 05:14:42 GMT

    The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confines following the publication of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

    Full Story >

    The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confines following the publication of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly