Cincinnati mayor introduces anti-crime initiative

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and other officials plan to introduce a new initiative to address the recent rash of homicides and violent crimes in the city.

Cranley's office said he will join police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono and other officials for a Monday morning news conference.

Officials plan to announce "a major safety initiative" aimed at reducing the number of homicides, combating other violent crime and "making long-term investments in the police department."

Some beleaguered Cincinnati neighborhoods have been hit by a rash of slayings and other violent crime since the beginning of the year.

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