( Cincinnati ) - Back in front of city leaders for Monday's Law & Public Safety Committee meeting on Monday, Ron Plush said change needs to be made in the wake of his son's death.
"I ask everyone in this room: the council, Cincinnati Police Department, everybody that is involved; that we continue to push forward and make these changes," Plush said, asking that a tragedy like the death of Kyle Plush in April to never happen again. He says he appreciates changes the city has made, and he's hoping for more changes to come more quickly. Cincinnati is looking at increasing funding to the Emergency Communications Center by $1 million and its already shifted control from police to civilian.
At Monday's meeting, a 2017 case similar to Kyle's was discussed. 23-Year-Old Terrance Woods was killed in Walnut Hills, but police didn't find him for more than an hour. Ron Plush calls that information disturbing. He's urging council to make sure there isn't a story next year that shows more could've been done now.
Two firms have been hired by the city to investigate the police response to Kyle's death in April. Mission Critical Partners LLC will analyze the response by the city's 911 call center and its organization. Meantime, 21st Century Policing LLC will investigate the actions of the police department and review its policies. Both reports are expected this September.