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Police Recruits in Kentucky Can Earn Associate’s Degree For Free

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a new initiative will allow Kentucky police academy recruits to earn an associate’s degree for free. A statement from the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet says it has partnered with the Department of Criminal Justice Training and Bluegrass Community & Technical College to offer the program, which is… Read More

City Approves $130K Settlement in Excessive Force Lawsuit

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia city has approved payments totaling $130,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing three police officers of using excessive force against a teenager and his toddler cousin. The Gazette-Mail reports the Charleston City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve the two settlements. The mothers of both juveniles, who are… Read More

Ohio Governor’s Panel Weighs More State Oversight of Police

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The panel commissioned by Gov. John Kasich to study police and community relations in Ohio is looking at whether state oversight of police officers should be increased. Panel members are suggesting things like statewide committees to investigate police-involved shootings and a central database of any officer fired by a department. Other… Read More

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Ohio Governor’s Police Relations Panel Holds Next Meeting

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The panel commissioned by Gov. John Kasich to study police and community relations in Ohio is getting closer to a final report. Kasich formed the 24-person committee of city council members, religious leaders and law enforcement officials after several police-involved shootings in Ohio and across the country raised concerns. The task force has collected information… Read More

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Governor’s Police Relations Panel To Hold Forum In Columbus

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Gov. John Kasich plans to address the group he commissioned to study police and community relations in Ohio. The latest in a series of meetings around the state will take place Monday at Ohio State University. Kasich formed the 24-person committee of city council members, religious leaders and law enforcement officials after several police-involved shootings… Read More