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Around 20 community members gathered to protest in front of the Safety Building in Downtown Dayton this morning. The protest was in response to a video that was posted on Facebook of the Monday arrest of George Lail. In the video, two police officers pin Lail to the ground in front of the Westown Shopping Center in West Dayton. One officer punched Lail three times and then used a TASER on him.

A community initiative called Reimagining America: Dayton, Ohio has launched a new project focused on policing and public safety in Montgomery, Green, Miami and Preble Counties.

Following nationwide protests of police brutality against Black people, local governments across the country are reevaluating police practices. In Dayton, the city commission has launched five working groups to address police reform which will begin meeting this month. But some local leaders who have worked on these issues for years question whether the new plan will lead to real change. 

Police Departments from all over the country are calling on Dayton for active shooter training. They recognize that Dayton officers were able to take down Connor Betts thirty seconds after they got the call in a shooting that could have been much worse. Nine people were killed and more than two dozen were injured on August 4, 2019.

Crowds packed a memorial service for slain Dayton Police Detective Jorge Del Rio on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
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Federal law enforcement officials have charged a Butler County man with illegally buying the gun used in the shootout that left Dayton Police detective Jorge Del Rio dead.

Crowds are likely at the upcoming memorial service for slain Dayton Police Detective Jorge Del Rio Tuesday. The 55-year-old law enforcement veteran died in the line of duty last week from shooting-related injuries he sustained during a DEA Task Force operation.

The service is set for Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the University of Dayton Arena. Parking will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Gate D parking lot. Doors open at 10 a.m. for the service.

 Dayton Police Det. Jorge Del Rio, who was shot in the face Nov. 4, 2019, while serving a drug-related warrant died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, after being taken off life support.
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Services have been announced for a Dayton detective who died after being shot at a house while serving a drug-related warrant.

The Dayton Police Department has released an update on the officer who was shot on Monday night as the Drug Enforcement Agency task force he was working with attempted to serve a search warrant at a home on Ruskin Ave. in Dayton.

A pedestrian passes a makeshift memorial for the slain and injured victims of a mass shooting that occurred in the Oregon District in Dayton, Ohio.
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The gunman in Dayton who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant and alcohol in his system during the mass shooting, and was cut down by a barrage of at least two dozen police bullets that penetrated gaps in his body armor, a coroner said Thursday.

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Police say a toddler in a car that the boy's father said was stolen at gunpoint has been found safe in southwestern Ohio.

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Police say a 15-year-old girl was in critical condition after being shot in the head while she and four other children were alone in a home in southwestern Ohio.