NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Al Gerhardstein, a civil rights attorney in Cincinnati who represented the family of Samuel DuBose. DuBose was shot and killed last year by a University of Cincinnati police officer after a traffic stop. Earlier this week, the University of Cincinnati entered a settlement agreement with the family, awarding the family $4.85 million and a free college education for each of DuBose’s 12 children. Listen here.
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Al Gerhardstein and Iris Roley offer immediate actions to respond to the call for reform in Cincinnati. Gerhardstein said, “If we take these steps it is down payment on a more just City.”