Ohio college plans conference on police and race

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio college is hosting a conference on the nationally prominent issue of policing and race.

The University of Cincinnati’s college of arts and sciences in conjunction with Public Administration Review is welcoming scholars and authorities Friday and Saturday in discussions and presentations on a topic linked to social justice, political and economic concerns.

Cincinnati was rocked by race riots in 2001 after the police fatal shooting of an unarmed black youth, leading to police reforms. The University of Cincinnati fired an officer last summer after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist after a traffic stop.

New Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac is set to take part in a law enforcement roundtable.

The conference is open to the public, with an on-site fee of $50 for non-UC students.