Sheriff Jim Neil http://wmub.org en Audit declares Sheriff's Dept. 'static' and 'resistant to change' http://wmub.org/post/audit-declares-sheriffs-dept-static-and-resistant-change <p>An audit of the Hamilton County Sheriff&#39;s department is recommending three issues be addressed. They include: staffing, technology and training.</p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvxu/files/performance_audit.pdf" target="_blank">The report</a> concludes department staff are highly disciplined and resilient but also static and resistant to change. It says the agency, under former Sheriff Simon Leis, became &quot;frozen in time&quot; which prevents it from adopting more modern procedures and practices.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:35:47 +0000 Tana Weingartner 18534 at http://wmub.org Compromise for the homeless courthouse campout http://wmub.org/post/compromise-homeless-courthouse-campout <p>The Hamilton County Sheriff is rolling out a three phase approach to combating what has been a continuing problem at county buildings, and especially the courthouse, dozens of homeless people sleeping and defecating on the property.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:39:43 +0000 Ann Thompson 17241 at http://wmub.org Compromise for the homeless courthouse campout Sheriff: Taser use appropriate in overnight incident http://wmub.org/post/sheriff-taser-use-appropriate-overnight-incident <p></p><p>Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says deputies who used a Taser early Tuesday morning to subdue a man resisting arrest appear to have followed department protocols.</p><p>59-year-old Gary Roell stopped breathing after the incident and was pronounced dead at Bethesda North Hospital.</p><p>"These are instances where you are justified in deploying a Taser: in protection of others, including yourself; and to meet the resistance of someone who is not complying, who is resisting arrest, to gain control of the situation," says Neil.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:55:12 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16118 at http://wmub.org Sheriff: Taser use appropriate in overnight incident Sheriff talks jails, drugs at Rotary lunch http://wmub.org/post/sheriff-talks-jails-drugs-rotary-lunch <p></p><p>On his first appearance before the Cincinnati Rotary, Sheriff Jim Neil reiterated the county does not need a new jail.</p><p>"Judges will sentence to capacity whether you have 3,000 jail cells or 1,000," he says.</p><p>Neil handed out awards Thursday to several deputies and took questions ranging from the budget to drugs and the county jail.</p><p>Neil has been expanding electronic monitoring and would like to add even more of the devices. He says what the county does lack is enough space for female and special needs inmates.</p><p>Another problem? Heroin.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:35:20 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15666 at http://wmub.org Sheriff talks jails, drugs at Rotary lunch Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept. to explain new jail policy http://wmub.org/post/hamilton-county-sheriffs-dept-explain-new-jail-policy <p>When Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil<a href="http://www.wvxu.org/post/sheriff-neil-closes-jail-revolving-door"> announced last week </a>he had ended the revolving door at the Justice Center, he didn't give specifics.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 10628 at http://wmub.org Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept. to explain new jail policy