Cincinnati’s Chief of Police, James Craig, joined Moore Law host and local TV journalist Deb Haas and attorney co-host Don Moore as viewers had the opportunity to “Meet the Police Chief.” Craig answered questions from both Don and viewers about traffic accidents, police reports and crime in Cincinnati neighborhoods. Deb asked Craig what had surprised him in his first 10 months on the job. “I’ve lived in other large cities, and they have west sides, east sides, but the 52 distinct neighborhoods was something that was really surprising to me,” Craig said.
Craig went on to talk about a “call to action” meeting he held about a month ago following some violence in the Avondale area, adding that this was an issue for the entire city. “I started coining the phrase ‘One city, one neighborhood,’ because really—not to take away the identities of the 52 [neighborhoods]—but just that we are in this together, all of us,” Craig said.
The calls from Moore Law viewers included two questions about car accidents, one from Steven in Boone County and the other from Ron in Trenton. Other calls included John in Cincinnati wondering what options he had when the impound sold his vehicle after he was pulled over, Mike in Price Hill calling about crime prevention efforts in his neighborhood compared to other parts of Cincinnati and Anthony in Northside asking what effects Craig expected in the city with the casino scheduled to open next year.
The entire “Meet the Police Chief” show can be viewed in the video above. On the next Moore Law, Deb and Don will welcome Cincinnati criminal defense lawyer Richard J. Goldberg from the firm of Schuh & Goldberg, LLP to discuss “Crime and Punishment.” The next show airs on Monday, June 11, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. on WXIX-TV, FOX19.