Prosecutor: Tent City Banned Now County-Wide

Cincinnati Tent City

(Cincinnati) -  Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is asking a judge to ban homeless encampments across the entire county. 

The latest turn in the city's battle against a tent city that was originally on Third Street comes in the form of a temporary restraining order filed by Deters Thursday.  

This motion would allow the city to take any tent or shelter found on Cincinnati property.  It also claims drug use and sales around the camp could cause harm to those near them.

Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman signed off on the request, but set a stipulation. 

Enforcement is only allowed if there is room in shelters for the people experiencing homelessness. This order affects the tent city that popped up earlier today on Gilbert Avenue.  This is the third move the group has made.  After leaving Third Street they took up residence near JACK Casino. 

Ruehlman's previous order banned camps south of the Norwood Lateral and inside of I-71 and I-75. 

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