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FOP president: Cincinnati City Council should end 'unending' Kyle Plush death investigation

Posted: 8:57 AM, Nov 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 14:10:46Z

CINCINNATI --  Cincinnati City Council should close its "unending investigation” into the death of Kyle Plush, the president of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police said Monday.

President Dan Hils said in a statement Monday the FOP will resist any further interviews with the police officers who were involved the day the teen suffocated and died in his van despite calling 911 twice.

“Three separate investigations have cleared the police officers involved of any willful negligence,” Hils said in a statement. “They also have been traumatized by Kyle’s tragic loss and deserve closure.”

A monthslong investigation into Kyle Plush's death did not yield any criminal charges, but investigators and outside consultants outlined several recommendations related to the handling of the 911 calls and the Cincinnati Police Department's response to the incident.

Hils said he would ask for a motion and a vote by the FOP members to end investigations at a Nov. 26 meeting.

Hils said the investigations are “not productive” and are “not not in the best interest of the community, the city departments and the public servants involved.”

WCPO has reached out to Cincinnati City Council and will update this story.