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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Policing's role in ending gun violence
Urban League, community members partner to curb gun crimes
'I no longer carry a gun': How one man walked away from gun violence
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.