Ohio Board Proposal Limits When Police Deadly Force is OK< < Back to
Update 11:45 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A proposed statewide standard in Ohio would permit police to use deadly force only when officers are defending themselves or other people from serious injury or death.
A police task force convened by Gov. John Kasich unveiled the draft standards Tuesday ahead of a September deadline.
The state’s public safety director, John Born, says the deadly force standards are consistent with national and international policies on force.
Ohio law enforcement agencies would have to adopt the standard as a minimum department policy. Agencies also must have a policy for training officers in the standard and disciplining them when violations occur.
The governor created the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board after a series of fatal police shootings, including the November death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A new Ohio police standards board plans to hold its next meeting as it studies rules for law enforcement on the proper use of deadly force.
Gov. John Kasich created the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory 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. The board scheduled its third meeting Tuesday in Columbus.
Members include former state Sen. Nina Turner of Cleveland; Cincinnati pastor Damon Lynch III; and Oregon, Ohio, Police Chief Michael Navarre.
The board’s first task is adopting use of force and recruiting and hiring standards by Sept. 3.