Kasich to Discuss Implementation of Police Recommendations

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Ohio’s governor is scheduled to be in Cleveland Monday to discuss how the state will implement the recommendations of a police and community relations panel.

Gov. John Kasich last week announced the formation of a 12-person board that will set rules about police use of deadly force, hiring standards for officers and improved communication with citizens. The board will issue an annual report detailing its work and whether local police agencies are following the board’s standards.

The new board is a recommendation of a task force that held meetings throughout the state seeking suggestions on how to improve relations between police and the communities they serve after several fatal police shootings, including a 12-year-old Cleveland boy killed last year while holding a pellet gun outside a recreation center.