Cincinnati

Body Cam Footage Released of Harrowing Police Shootout

Body-cam footage was released on Tuesday of Cincinnati Police Officers Kenneth Grubbs and William Kuepper shootout on March 12 with suspect Damion McRae. 

The officers survived the incident and McRae was eventually taken into custody.

McRae's gun appeared to jam during the exchange of gunfire, prompting Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters to say, "It really was an act of God that saved these two cops."

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Selfless Cop Gives Elderly Woman Personal GPS to Get Home Safely

Officer Virginia Villing;  Photo: via foxnews.com

Officer Virginia Villing; Photo: via foxnews.com

A Cincinnati police officer is being hailed for her selfless act of kindness to a lost elderly woman over the holiday season.

Cincinnati Police Officer Virginia Villing was conducting a vehicle stop prior to Christmas when 71-year old Shirley McKeown stopped to ask her for help. 

McKeown was traveling from Indiana to Florida for the holidays and had become lost. 

Officer Villing decided that McKeown needed a little more assistance than the paper maps she was using could provide so she gave McKeown her own personal GPS device along with instructions on how to use it to get to Florida.

A grateful McKeown did in fact make it to Florida for the holidays and was able to spend Christmas with her family.

Upon arrival, McKewon sent Officer Villing a thank you note along with the $150 GPS device. 

Officer Villing did not expect the device to be returned but was simply happy that McKeown was able to make it home safely.

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NFL Star Arrested for Head-Butting Cop, Spitting on Nurse

Adam "Pacman" Jones:  Photo: via cbssports.com

Adam "Pacman" Jones: Photo: via cbssports.com

Oft-troubled Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested on Tuesday night after allegedly head-butting and kicking police officers.

The incident unfolded after Jones was accused of poking someone in the eye.

Officers responded to the scene and that is when Jones allegedly became belligerent and aggressive with law enforcement. 

Jones was transported to the Hamilton County jail where he then allegedly spit on a nurse.

Jones faces multiple misdemeanor charges and one felony charge.

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Jury Deadlocks in Murder Trial of Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer

A jury has deadlocked in the murder trial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.

Officer Tensing fatally shot Sam DuBose, 43, after a 2015 vehicle stop for a missing front plate. As DuBose allegedly attempted to flee from the car stop, Officer Tensing's attorney argued that the officer feared for his life because of his concern that he would be dragged by DuBose's car, prompting the officer to open fire.

The jury, after deliberating for 25 hours, was unable to agree on a verdict.

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Missing Cincinnati Police K9 Found Safe

Photo: CPD via cincinnati.com

Photo: CPD via cincinnati.com

A Cincinnati police K9 who went missing earlier Sunday has been located. K9 Yaro apparently left his handler's yard after inclement weather forced open a gate at around 2 a.m.

With the help of a watchful public and social media, Yaro was located about four miles from his home, unharmed. Police were contacted and the K9 retrieved.

Cincinnati police released a statement that read, "The Cincinnati Police Department is grateful for the cooperation of Ms. Heet, the public, the City of Fairfield Police Department and the Butler County Emergency Management Agency and our local media partners in the effort to locate K9 Yaro."

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"Hacktivist" Group Releases Personal Data of Cincinnati Police Officers and Their Family

Photo: Cincinnati Police Dept./www.government-fleet.com

Photo: Cincinnati Police Dept./www.government-fleet.com

Over 50 Cincinnati police officers found their personal information, including their names, ages, and home addresses, publicly released onto the internet by an online "hactivist" group calling itself Anonymous Anon Verdict.

Some of the information that was publicly released on Sunday also included data related to the family members of the police officers.

The "hactivist" group that released the information claimed that it did so in response to the controversy over Wednesday's fatal shooting of Paul Gaston, who pulled what was later determined to be an airsoft gun on Cincinnati police.

Gaston's airsoft pistol did not have an orange marker tip of the sort usually found on replica guns.

Although a link to the officers' personal information had been taken down by Monday evening, many police officers were understandably concerned over the data breach.

"There are some people who are very anti-police, so that’s concerning," said Sergeant Dan Hills of the Cincinnati Police Department.

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Prosecutor: Cincinnati Cop-Killer Wanted to Kill “As Many Police Officers As He Could”

Photo: The Enquirer, Glen Hartong

Photo: The Enquirer, Glen Hartong

Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters said on Wednesday that the individual who killed Cincinnati police officer Sonny Kim on June 19 had wanted to ambush and murder as many police officers as possible. 

“I believe the motivation was, his goal was, to lure and kill as many police officers as he could,” said Deters.

Trepierre Hummons, 21, was killed in a shootout with police after murdering Officer Kim. Had Hummons survived, said Deters, he would have been facing the death penalty.

The incident originated when police received a 911 call of a belligerent man with a gun. Officer Kim was first to respond on scene and was shot dead by Hummons. Police later determined that Hummons had himself been one of the 911 callers.

Officer Tom Sandmann arrived on scene shortly thereafter and exchanged gunfire with Hummons, killing him.

“He deserves a medal,” said prosecutor Deters of Officer Sandmann. “There could have been a lot more dead police officers.”

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