CINCINNATI -- Residents near District Five have a couple options to file a police report now that the police headquarters is locking its lobby.
Police District Five headquarters closed to the public at 7 a.m. Sunday after police officers have expressed concerns because several employees who worked there were diagnosed and even died from cancer.
Residents can file a police report at District Four headquarters on Reading Road. Reports can also be made through the Cincinnati Police Department’s website.
Six employees who worked in District 5 have died from cancer. But there's no proof linking it to the building.
Regardless, the police union and several city leaders want staff to leave the building as soon as possible. On Monday, the Fraternal Order of Police voted unanimously to demand all officers be immediately moved from the building and provided with free cancer screenings, a health benefit the city says it already offers under its insurance plan.
"Everybody in here should be required to wear some type of mask until this place is closed down," Councilmember Charlie Winburn said.
Plans are in the works to move District Five headquarters to a new spot on Central Parkway. Some staff have already been temporarily moved to Spinney Field.