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.