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A Queen City Mayor Reflects On Riots / Are Police Reforms Panning Out?

Cincinnati skyline
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An African-American man is shot and killed by police. Days of protests and riots follow. Police don riot gear and fire tear gas. Calls for Queen City officials to resign follow. But that queen city was Cincinnati and the year was 2001. We hear from Cincinnati’s mayor at the time about their experience to see what we can learn here. Then, how police reforms around the country are panning out.

Charlie Luken - former mayor of Cincinnati (1984-1991, 1999-2005)

Kimbriell Kelly - investigative reporter, The Washington Post