Prosecutor serves subpoena in Kyle Plush investigation, delaying Wednesday hearing


CINCINNATI (WLWT) — Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters has served the city of Cincinnati with a subpoena, directing that no video or pictures be released to the public regarding the death of 16-year-old Kyle Plush, city council members say.

WLWT in Cincinnati reports the subpoena has effectively delayed Wednesday’s hearing regarding the teen’s death.

Police originally planned to announce the results of the investigation into the death of 16-year-old Kyle Plush Wednesday morning.

But that meeting at the Law and Public Safety Committee in City Council chambers has been put on hold until further notice.

Plush, a sophomore at Seven Hills School, died in an accident outside his school on April 10. He was found in his van, crushed by a bench seat.

An autopsy revealed he died of asphyxia due to chest compression

Plush called 911 twice as he was in his van, but help never came. Dispatch response has been under heavy scrutiny in the case.

In the 911 call, Plush is heard saying, “I probably don’t have much time left, so tell my mom that I love her if I die.”

Tragically, it appears Plush could not hold his cellphone with his hands and was using voice commands to dial 911. That meant the police dispatcher who took the call could hear Plush, but could not get him to pinpoint his location.

Plush was found dead by his father hours after the 911 calls.

On Monday, Cincinnati officials outlined changes for the emergency center that include adding staff, training and technology, as well as studying other call centers.

“I think a lot of improvements have been made, but as has been discussed, all it takes is one tragedy and here we are. Perfection is what we always have to go for,” Isaac said.

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