Cincinnati police patrol in pairs after Dallas police deaths

Spokeswoman Tiffaney Hardy tells The Associated Press that police will use two-officer patrols throughout the weekend, “then we will re-evaluate.”

Officers shrouded their badges Friday.

Earlier Friday, a police union official said some officers have been expressing desire to be in two-officer cars for increased safety. Dan Hils, president of the Fraternal Order of Police chapter representing the Cincinnati Police Department, told The Cincinnati Enquirer: “If that makes the officers feel safer, we should go with that.”

Cincinnati police reforms in recent years have been praised as a national model for improving police-community relations. The city made sweeping changes after 2001 riots triggered by a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.

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