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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
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is proposing changes to the law enforcement process when it comes to recruitment, training, and oversight in response to the anti-racism protests. But other state leaders say the proposals continue to ignore what they see as the root problem of policing. DeWine’s proposals include mandatory psychological… Read More
Led by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Republicans unveiled their legislative response to the national outcry for an overhaul of police practices. Democrats argue the plan does not go far enough.
The president is facing political pressure to take action following the national outcry over the killing of George Floyd and others at the hands of police.
An array of federal agencies funnel grants to local law enforcement. But some say that federal involvement undermines community accountability and focuses more on enforcement than minimizing harm.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — As demonstrations continue in honor of George Floyd and many cities in Ohio and elsewhere have come under fire for police response to such protests, Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced he is asking Ohio’s Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board to develop minimum standards on law enforcement response to mass protests. They… Read More
The court-made doctrine that makes it very difficult to sue over excessive force by police is under the microscope.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Widespread protests over George Floyd’s death and the treatment of black Americans by police more broadly have dominated the U.S. in recent days. For analysis of the issues at the heart of the unrest, NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz talks to Art Acevedo, Houston’s chief of police, Tracey Meares, professor and founder of the… Read More