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More than 100 police agencies in Ohio are getting money for body cameras

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said $4.7 million in grants have been awarded to 109 local law enforcement agencies for body camera systems. And the cameras have proven to be important in police agencies that already use them. “These cameras are like a first-person account with every interaction with the… 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

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DeWine Proposes $10 Million For Police Body Cameras

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement agencies in Ohio will be able to buy body-worn cameras through a $10 million grant Gov. Mike DeWine proposed in his budget. DeWine said Wednesday that just over 180 of the state’s about 900 law enforcement agencies both have body cameras for officers and are following the… Read More

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Columbus Passes Bodycam Law In Honor Of Andre Hill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city council in Ohio’s capital passed a law in honor of Andre Hill that would require police officers to turn on their body-worn cameras and render first aid after a use of force incident. Columbus City Council unanimously approved the legislation late Monday, days after the city’s police chief was… Read More