Process of Standardizing Police Begins

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s public safety director says the process has begun to create first-ever standards for police use of deadly force across the state.

Director John Born says people should have the expectation of a baseline standard whether they’re in northeast Ohio or southeast Ohio or any other part of the state.

Creating those standards is the job of the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board, which met for the first time Wednesday.

Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) created the board after a series of fatal police shootings, including the November death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.

The board will create standards for hiring, recruiting and local community interaction, such as addressing safety issues and educating people on the daily challenges faced by officers.