CINCINNATI (AP) — A consultant reviewing the University of Cincinnati police department for reforms after an officer’s fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate says UC’s former police chief pushed aggressive use of traffic stops to look for guns and drugs.
The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1SeRAj9 ) reports the consultant’s report says the now-former UC police chief indicated he was unaware of the extent and motivation for the traffic-stop upsurge. The report says other officers said the chief communicated a need for such stops to them.
Black motorist Samuel DuBose was shot and killed in his car last year by a UC officer who has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.
Former Chief Jason Goodrich resigned in February. No telephone listing was immediately available for Goodrich.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com