UC Hires Consultant To Review Police Department

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside consultant for nearly $400,000 to review its police department for reforms in the aftermath of an officer’s fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the university hired Exiger to review the police department. The New York City-based consulting firm plans to deploy a 12-member team of policing experts to assess policies, procedures and training practices.

Samuel DuBose was shot and killed behind the wheel of his car in July. The officer who shot him was charged with murder and pleaded not guilty.

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is helping lead the team that’s investigating the university police department’s practices.