Report: Motorist shot by cop whose chief urged traffic stops

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Posted: Apr 15, 2016 10:46 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — A consultant reviewing the University of Cincinnati police department for reforms after an officer's fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop says UC's former police chief pushed aggressive use of traffic stops to look for guns and drugs.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1SeRAj9 ) reports the consultant found that former Chief Jason Goodrich told investigators he was unaware of the extent and motivation for the surge in traffic stops. The consultant's report says other officers said the chief communicated a need for such stops.

Motorist Samuel DuBose was shot and killed in his car last year by a UC officer who pulled him over for a missing front license plate. The officer has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Goodrich resigned in February. No telephone listing was immediately available for Goodrich.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com