Council: City shouldn't take back Caton, but has to
Jane Prendergast has the story today.
Here were the NAACP's demands:
Dear Membership and Community,
The Cincinnati NAACP made a strong showing at the City Council meeting today. One hundred and ninety four supporters and members came out to show dissatisfaction with the promotion of Officer Caton. I would like to thank everyone who came out and spoke and those who were in attendance. Both roles are very important.
The NAACP made 6 requests of the Cincinnati City Council listed below.
We request that Officer Caton be immediately placed on desk duty pending two separate psychological examinations by outside psychologists.
We request that Officer Caton be subjected to an extensive psychological examination.
We request that every interaction that he has with an African American citizen be monitored and reported to his supervisor.
We request that any use of force applied by Officer Caton be subject to the highest level of review and that all findings be shared with the local branch of the NAACP.
We request that 9 members of council pass a resolution today denouncing the promotion of Officer Caton to sergeant.
We request a hearing to be held by the Chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee on the promotion of Officer Caton.
I have a sense that there will be some movement on these 6 items but it is critical that we see these through. Please note membership these are just initial steps.
Thank you again to everyone who showed up today and those who wanted to come and could not. I appreciated all of you who were able to brave the cold weather and be seen and heard.
President of the Cincinnati NAACP