Cincinnati community speaks out on ongoing police harassment following killing of unarmed black man
- A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on murder charges following a traffic stop involving a missing front-end license plate.
- Residents decried targeting by campus police at the University of Cincinnati, where only 7% of students are black compared to 45% in the city population.
- Off-campus patrols were increased in 2013 following a statement by the UC president that community residents and student activists believe inflamed town-gown relations.
“Instead of inclusion, there’s this culture of class that UC has created. … It’s like the people in the outside communities are voiceless to the administration and the administration just wants them to stay out of the way.”
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