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 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