CNN seeks Oliver on Cleveland Case

by Mark D. Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

For the third time in two weeks, Patrick Oliver, Ph.D., associate professor of criminal justice and the director of the criminal justice program, was interviewed by journalists from CNN.  Oliver was interviewed twice during the Memorial Day holiday weekend on the acquittal of a police officer in a high profile case in Cleveland.

In a special breaking news report Saturday, May 23, on CNN, Oliver was interviewed by Fredricka Whitfield about the judge’s decision to acquit a Cleveland police officer in the fatal shooting of two people. Two days later, Oliver was a guest on “New Day” and commented that the first step in having a good police force is effective hiring practices. Oliver has written a book and spoken nationally on the topic. 

Oliver worked in law enforcement for 27 years, including as chief of police in Fairborn, Grandview Heights, and Cleveland, Ohio. He also spent 11 years as a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. In addition to leading Cedarville’s criminal justice program, Oliver serves as a consultant for many police departments across the country. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. 

Dr. Patrick Oliver CNN with Fredricka Whitfield May 23,2015 11:47:21 AM 


Dr. Patrick Oliver interviewed by New Day host on CNN May 25, 2015 8:22:59 AM