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    Mayor's office mistakenly declares Tre Day in honor of Cincinnati cop killer

    CINCINNATI (FOX19) -
    Mayor John Cranley is apologizing to police leaders after his office mistakenly named a day for the man who killed Cincinnati police officer Sonny Kim.

    A staffer on Thursday approved a proclamation declaring June 1 as Tre Day in honor of Trepierre Hummons.

    Hummons gunned down Kim, a veteran CPD officer, on a Madisonville street in June 2015.

    Hummons father, Ronald, posted images of the proclamation Thursday on Facebook.

    The certificate is stamped with Cranleys signature and claimed in-part that Trepierres sacrifice will save the lives of children for generations to come.

    A tearful Cranley apologized Thursday night in a press conference at the police union hall.
    He called the situation "a huge mistake."


    "Both staff members who reviewed the proclamation were not in my office nor worked for the city of Cincinnati when Officer Kim was murdered," Cranley wrote in an apology letter to FOP President Dan Hils.

    "They were both unaware that TrePierre was the man who murdered Sonny Kim."
    Cranley, who was visibly emotional during a news conference, said he never reviewed the proclamation.

    "I am sorry that my office, that we mistakenly issued a proclamation on behalf of a man that killed, murdered Sonny Kim," he said tearfully.

    Cranley said the two staff members who looked it over didn't realize who "Trepierre" was because there wasn't any mention of a last name.

    The proclamation references fighting child abuse and impacting mental illness.

    "It wasn't anything specific about this person's background, and I was not aware, and it's my fault, and I'm sorry," Holly Stutz Smith said.

    The mayor sent an official retraction to Hummons' father and called Kim's wife, Jessica, to apologize.
    "I've walked with him. I've rode with them. I would never do anything to hurt," Cranley said.

    Cincinnati Police Specialist Tom Sandmann, who Trepierre Hummons shot at when he responded to Officer Kim's shooting before he even got out of his police SUV, said he spoke with the mayor Thursday, and Cranley apologized to him as well.

    Specialist Sandmann returned fire in self-defense and shot and killed Hummons after Hummons shot Officer Kim.

    The police union leader said Thursday he believes this opens up a lot of wounds across the police force, but he's hopeful in this case, history won't repeat itself.

    "I don't blame John Cranley personally. I do fault something with the operations in the mayor's office," he said.

    Cranley vowed it wouldn't happen again.

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    That sucks, mistakes do happen in life and that's a doozy, it sounds like the perps father is going to use it to rub salt in the wound but that's par for the course down in Cincy, ESPECIALLY in Over the Rhine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenvoter View Post
    That sucks, mistakes do happen in life and that's a doozy, it sounds like the perps father is going to use it to rub salt in the wound but that's par for the course down in Cincy, ESPECIALLY in Over the Rhine.
    You would think that with all the steps involved with proclaiming a "day" someone would have picked up a little background on who they were getting ready to honor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayer98_l View Post
    You would think that with all the steps involved with proclaiming a "day" someone would have picked up a little background on who they were getting ready to honor.
    One would think that would be the first order of business, but this is Democrats you are talking about. What they did doesn't matter as much as how much political capital can be had.
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    I'm impressed with Cranley. He's perhpas the only Democrat I can remember apologizing for anything.

    Thank you, Mayor Cranley. You might want to reconsider your alliance with people like Hillary Clinton, Harry Reed, Maxine Waters, or John Lewis.
    Last edited by patrickt; 05-19-2017 at 03:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
    I'm impressed with Cranley. He's perhpas the only Democrat I can remember apologizing for anything.

    Thank you, Mayor Cranley. You might want to reconsider your alliance with people like Hillary Clinton, Harry Reed, Maxine Waters, or John Lewis.
    Point taken.

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