- Associated Press - Saturday, November 14, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - The city manager recommends making the interim chief officially the new leader of Cincinnati’s police.

Manager Harry Black announced his preference Friday but pledged a thorough public vetting of Eliot Isaac before his decision is made final. Isaac is a 26-year Cincinnati police veteran who was named acting chief after Jeffrey Blackwell’s ouster in September.

The police union leader, Kathy Harrell, says Isaac has the department’s support.

Isaac will appear before the city’s law and public safety committee Monday, and have private meetings with other community groups.

A survey conducted by the city found that residents who responded want their new police chief to emphasize department morale and community policing. They also preferred a chief from within Cincinnati’s department, unlike the last two chiefs.

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