Cincinnati offers condolences for slain Baton Rouge officers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati city officials are expressing their condolences following the fatal shooting of three police officers in Baton Rouge Sunday and asking the public’s help in tracking suspicious behavior.

The comments by Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and City Manager Harry Black came a day after the NAACP opened its annual convention in Cincinnati.

Black says the city remains on a higher state of alert during the NAACP convention. He says the city has plans in place to deal with threats to public safety. He asked citizens who see something suspicious to report it.

Cranley calls the slain Baton Rouge officers heroes who risked their own safety to protect others each day they went to work.

Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) was scheduled to address the NAACP Sunday evening.