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Cincinnati mayor inviting feds to help update Collaborative Agreement

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley (FOX19 NOW/file) Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley (FOX19 NOW/file)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley announced at the NAACP Convention Monday he is asking federal officials to help update the Collaborative Agreement.

"He is inviting the Justice Department to participate in discussions to provide advice on best practices and help us update the Collaborative," the mayor's chief of staff, Jay Kincaid, said in a text to FOX19 NOW.

The move "is in the very early planning stages," he said. "John is making phone calls to talk with various leaders and invite them to participate in an ongoing discussion. We will be reaching out to the Justice Department this week to try to get a visit scheduled.

The Collaborative Agreement dramatically improved police community relations in Cincinnati after the 2001 riots and is seen a national model.

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