DeWine Plans to Announce Recommendations on Police Training

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Attorney General Mike DeWine is set to formally announce the proposals of a group that has been studying the training of police in Ohio.

DeWine’s office says he’ll present the findings Thursday morning.

Records show each of three panels in the group studying possible changes to police training has suggested reducing the number of training academies in the state. Data show only about one in three Ohio police academies have a student success rate of 75 percent or more.

Proposals from subcommittees of the study group also have suggested stricter state oversight and screening for applicants, and enhancing the training for dealing with mentally ill people.

DeWine convened the task force in response to fatal police shootings and protests over those events in Ohio and nationally.