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WATCH: 'From Gun Violence to Solutions' examines causes, effects of shootings in Cincinnati

WCPO 9 partnered with Cincinnati Herald for special report
Posted at 10:48 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 22:52:04-05

CINCINNATI — In 2020, Cincinnati gun homicides reached their highest level since at least the early 1970s, a troubling statistic that has devastating consequences for victims' families and the neighborhoods they live in.

WCPO 9 and the Cincinnati Herald sent journalists into neighborhoods plagued by gun violence with a simple question: In an era with calls for defunding the police, do you want more police in your neighborhood or fewer?

In this 20-minute special that aired Tuesday evening, we examine the root causes and heartbreaking effects of gun violence in Cincinnati, and what police, activists and neighbors are doing to stop it.

Watch the full special in the player above, and find standalone clips from the special below. WCPO 9 also hosted a roundtable discussion featuring key figures from the special. Find that virtual conversation at the bottom of this article.

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From Gun Violence to Solutions: The Conversation Continues

From Gun Violence to Solutions: The Conversation Continues

You can watch clips and the full "From Gun Violence to Solutions" special anytime on your preferred streaming device.