Cincinnati community forum scheduled

November 3, 2017 by  

The City of Cincinnati has announced the date for the second community forum discussing the Collaborative Agreement now in place. The topic will be the voluntary refresh of the agreement.

This timely event will discuss relations between the police department and the citizens it serves. In addition to presentations made by groups who have a stake in the agreement, a big part of the event is a planned conversation about how to conduct police operations without bias.

The Collaborative Agreement arose from a settlement of a suit that charged the police with racial profiling and discrimination in law enforcement. In 2002, the first Collaborative Agreement went into effect, and was designed to last for five years. That first agreement had a number of objectives to improve relationships between police and citizens. They included making citizens and police partners solve community problems proactively; building relationships based on cooperation, respect, and trust; and creating methods to help the public understand the way the police operate. Those behind it believe the agreement has helped improve relations over the years.

The forum begins at 6:00 pm on November 14 at the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency. The agency is on Langdon Farm Road in Cincinnati.

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