911 center returned to civilian control after Ohio teen’s death

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Cincinnati says it’s placing its 911 center under civilian control during an overhaul after 16-year-old Kyle Plush died April 10, 2018 in a minivan parked near his school despite placing 911 calls for help. | Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati says it’s placing its 911 center under civilian control during an overhaul after a 16-year-old boy died in a minivan parked near his school.

Student Kyle Plush died April 10 despite placing 911 calls for help.

Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney says Tuesday that Jayson Dunn, who oversees technology for the city, will take over the job temporarily.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Duhaney told City Council and Mayor John Cranley it’s important to have the city’s best resources on hand to ensure the overhaul’s success.

Police Capt. James Gramke had overseen the center since March. He will move to another job within the department.

Police union chief Dan Hils says he’s shocked, calling Gramke the potential remedy for problems at the center.

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