Tour Cincinnati Police District 5's new temporary home

WCPOPublished: April 3, 2018
Published: April 3, 2018

The Cincinnati Police Department's "temporary" stay on Ludlow Avenue ended Sunday -- after more than 60 years. District Five headquarters closed there (really, it's no April Fool's joke) and opened at a new location in College Hill for a while. The department moved into 1012 Ludlow Ave. in 1957, but that was supposed to be a temporary fix. Staff who worked there, along with police union president Sgt. Dan Hils, said it had become a "dump" over the decades and demanded to be moved out. "I personally wanted to bring as much attention to the building and its inadequacies as I could," he said.  Hils even said some cancers cases might be linked to the building, but a federal investigation found no evidence to support his claim. Still, the controversy grew to include Mayor John Cranley, city manager Harry Black and city council members such as Charlie Winburn, the last of whom accused other officials of personally "stonewalling" Hils' effort to have the Ludlow Avenue building closed for employees' safety

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