Prevent Shootings by Police Officers in Cincinnati

police cars by Bruce Emmerling

Target: University of Cincinnati Police

Goal: Train your officers to use non-deadly tactics in traffic stops to prevent further shootings.

A University of Cincinnati police officer allegedly shot an unarmed man in the head recently during a traffic stop. Sources say the officer tried to pull over 43-year-old Samuel Dubose for driving without a front license plate. Apparently Dubose would not pull over at first, but finally did.

Reports say that Dubose refused to hand the officer his license but instead gave him a bottle of alcohol. At some point there was reportedly a struggle between the officer outside of the car and Dubose inside of the car, and Dubose sped off. Sources say the officer then shot the man in the head and killed him. The officer is now on paid leave.

Although it’s unclear what the struggle was about, it has been reported that the man was unarmed. If he was unarmed, then the situation could have probably been handled in a more peaceful way.

Demand that the University of Cincinnati Police train their officers to handle difficult suspects without shooting and killing them.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear University of Cincinnati Police,

An officer on your force recently shot a man during a traffic stop. Sources say the man sped away from your officer, and your officer shot him in the head and killed him. The man was unarmed.

In situations where the suspect is unarmed there should be better ways to deal with the person than shooting them in the head. We the undersigned urge you to train your officers to use non-deadly tactics in traffic stops to prevent further deaths.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Bruce Emmerling

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