Changes in policing after Cincinnati's 2001 unrest are seen as an example for Ferguson

Collaborative agreement meant change on the street

As officials in Ferguson Missouri work to quell and recover from days of rioting and protests, they’re turning to leaders here in Cincinnati for guidance on charting a way forward. 

Among them is local civil rights attorney Al Gerhardstein – the lead lawyer in the class action lawsuit filed following Cincinnati’s 2001 riots that has resulted in an overhaul of policing practices here.

“Civil rights leaders in Missouri are interested in our experience with working with the African American community and police in Cincinnati and we’ve offered to help any way we can,” said Gerhardstein

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