For the last 13 years Cincinnati has engaged in a Police Collaborative.  Six years involved supervision by the federal court of a detailed order requiring comprehensive police reforms.  Excessive force claims are down, cooperation and trust between police and community members has improved and police accountability has greatly increased.  Al Gerhardstein has served as lead counsel for the Plaintiff community members and remains involved in the effort.  Now cities across the country are looking to Cincinnati as a model for police reform that centers on community engagement and problem solving.  See the Cleveland, Ohio TV series that ran on Feb 24-25, 2014:

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