Ohio To Form Task Force Aimed At Police Relations

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Ohio's governor and attorney general are announcing a task force charged with recommending ways to improve relations between police and the communities they serve.

Additional details about the panel are expected to be released during a news conference Friday. Gov. John Kasich plans to join Attorney General Mike DeWine and state lawmakers for the Statehouse announcement.

The task force formation comes a day after the U.S. Justice Department concluded that Cleveland police officers too often violate people's civil rights because of inadequate training and a lack of supervision and accountability.

It also follows several officer-involved shootings, including the death of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun in Cleveland and a 22-year-old man carrying an air riffle in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.