Barricades to curb prostitution taken down

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police have removed temporary street barricades intended to help curb prostitution and related offenses in a section of Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1kommbX ) reports city officials say the effort was successful and city council members are expected to discuss the results next week.

The barricades put up at the end of April to interrupt high-frequency prostitution and related offenses in the McMicken Street corridor were taken down Thursday as planned.

Police said traditional law enforcement methods and community pressure hadn't reduced prostitution in that area.

The barricades at designated locations were intended to interrupt cruising by people who come to the area to engage prostitutes.

Some residents complained the barricades made life more difficult, especially in disrupting bus routes. Others say the barricades did what they were designed to do.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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