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A veteran Ohio police chief says it may be time to change how police officers are trained to close a gap between law enforcement expectations and those of the community.
Michael Navarre, police chief in Oregon in northwest Ohio and former Toledo chief, says officers have long been trained to shoot when they see a weapon.
Navarre said Monday at a police relations forum convened by Gov. John Kasich that while officers are not taught to stand down, it might be time to change that.
Navarre said it will be a tremendous challenge to close the gap between police and community expectations.
The governor formed the group after several police-involved shootings in Ohio and nationally. Kasich says he’s confident both sides can come together.