Cincinnati mayor: ‘We failed’ in case of teen who died, trapped in folding seat of minivan
In a Tuesday, April 17, 2018 photo, Cincinatti Mayor John Cranley hugs a member of Kyle Plush's family before council's Law and Public Safety Committee meeting where Kyle Plush's death after he accidentally got pinned in the fold-away back seat of a minivan was discussed inside the Council Chambers at City Hall in Cincinnati. The teen’s April 10 death has triggered long-overdue plans for upgrades at the city emergency center and helped force the city manager’s resignation, and more changes could come after the Cincinnati police department’s internal probe, the county prosecutor’s investigation and vehicle safety reviews. (Meg Vogel/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
CINCINNATI (AP) 05/14 — Cincinnati’s mayor says the city failed in its response to two 911 calls from a 16-year-old boy who died after being trapped in a minivan.
Mayor John Cranley apologized at a meeting Monday about the police response by saying the city should and must do better in the future.
Police Chief Eliot Isaac was presenting the results of an internal investigation before the City Council’s law and safety committee.
An earlier scheduled presentation was blocked when Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters subpoenaed police records for his own review of the Kyle Plush case.
The teen’s father found his body April 10 inside the 2004 Honda Odyssey in a parking lot near his school nearly six hours after Kyle’s first 911 call. A coroner says he died of asphyxiation from his chest being compressed.
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