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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

A dispatcher at the Montgomery Regional Dispatch Center answers 911 calls and enters information into a Computer-Aided Dispatch System.

ShotSpotter generates thousands of alerts in Dayton, but officers find few crimes

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DAYTON, Ohio (WYSO) — It’s a typical Tuesday at the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. In a dimly-lit room, dispatchers hunch over computer monitors, responding to 911 calls through headsets. The calls range from things like mental health needs to car break-ins. But in another part of the room, there’s a different kind of alert coming… Read More

Senate President Pushes Back On Report Blaming Lawmakers For Prison Population

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A report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says nearly one in eight bills introduced by state lawmakers either creates a new crime or expands sentences. But the leader in the Senate is pushing back on claims that lawmakers are to blame. Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) said criminal sentencing reform is one of his… Read More