Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black announced today that Police Chief Jeff Blackwell has been fired from his position this morning.
According to local news:
35-page memo, Black gives these reasons for firing Blackwell:
Blackwell verbally abuses and insults staff
Put the integrity of the police department at risk
Disregarded chain of command
Retaliated against staff
Alienated and disregarded his executive team
Morale is at unacceptably low levels
Favored group of officers inappropriately received overtime
Unavailable during critical public safety moments
Has an unprofessional obsession with publicity and self-promotion, including taking selfies along the procession route for fallen officer Sonny Kim
Used his position to get tickets to sporting events, but only took them if they were free
Some remember Blackwell from being Commander for the Columbus Police department.
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