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In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent rioters supporting President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol in Washington.

One year later, Ohio arrests tied to Jan. 6 remain mostly unresolved

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CLEVELAND (ideastream) — One year after the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, 35 people allegedly involved in the riot have been arrested in Ohio so far. A total of more than 700 people have been charged for their role in the violent protest and breaching of building while Congress was certifying the results… Read More

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Lawsuit argues Ohio’s police officers aren’t meeting state training requirements

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CLEVELAND (Ideastream) — Mariah Crenshaw has spent years building a case that officers around Ohio are violating state law simply by continuing to serve as officers. It started in 2014. Crenshaw runs the advocacy group Chasing Justice, and she wanted to know how the Cleveland Division of Police collects training documentation for officers who are… Read More

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In Ohio, Videos Are Public Records But Sometimes Police Refuse To Release

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (ideastream) — Over the past few years, police departments across the country have grappled with what to do when a video in their possession captures the use of deadly force by a police officer. After 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by a Cleveland police officer in 2014, the city of Cleveland initially withheld… Read More

Antonio McMullen (left), from the Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, with Levi King at the Peacemakers' office in Slavic Village.

Cuyahoga County Gun Court Seeks New Ways To Stop Gun Violence

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (ideastream) — Officially, the new docket in Administrative Judge Brendan Sheehan’s Cuyahoga County courtroom is called the violence intervention program. Unofficially, it’s the gun docket. Sheehan got into the details of their lives with several of the program’s participants during recent hearings, asking each: Where are they working? Are they getting their high… Read More