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  • Gabe Davis Appointed Cincinnati Citizen Complaint Authority Executive Director

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Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Senior Associate Gabe Davis was named the executive director of Cincinnati’s Citizen Complaint Authority (CCA). In his new role, Davis will be responsible for overseeing the investigation of serious police interventions and of complaints filed by Cincinnati citizens who believe they have been a victim of police misconduct. Davis determines if complaints are suitable for a CCA investigation or should be sent to the Cincinnati police department for an internal review. If the CCA investigates, the agency ultimately determines if complaints are well-founded and if policy recommendations are appropriate.

Davis is a member of FBT’s health care innovation industry team, and litigation and government services practice groups. He previously served as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights division. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

The CCA is an independent government agency that was created in 2002. It is made up of seven board members, a director, and a staff of investigators who review actions of the Cincinnati police department considered serious interventions. The CCA has subpoena power, including the ability to compel testimony. The CCA provides recommendations to the city to better improve the relationship between police and the community.