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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.

 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
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A review of how former inmates are monitored after being released from Ohio’s prisons has resulted in 11 recommendations on better policies for post-release control.

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The Ohio State University has canceled a training session hosted by an outside group using what it calls “force science” to explain the actions of police.

Elizabeth and John Cross.

John Cross didn’t think he was military material after a childhood battle with polio left him with a weakened upper body. But a dire need for soldiers led him to enlist in the National Guard. 

The Cincinnati Police Department is in the middle of a major technology upgrade. That includes new body cameras, updated Tasers and replacing in-car video recording systems.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports fatalities on the state’s roads have increase in five of the last six years with 2019 being the second-deadliest year in the past decade. That’s why state leaders are backing a new bill to crack down on distracted driving.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken a hard look at its 56 local field offices and determined that the Cincinnati Division needs 12 more agents. The new special agent in charge says that's a generous amount and it will happen gradually.

The new Columbus Police Wellness Bureau.
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Ohio is one step closer to granting workers' compensation to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder. The policy change would base benefits off of the mental health condition rather than requiring an accompanying physical injury.

The BolaWrap is a handheld device that deploys an eight-foot rope to entangle a suspect.

Some Ohio law enforcement agencies are considering adopting a new technology to restrain suspects. 

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Columbus Police say a 15-year-old boy is dead after being shot by officers during an attempted armed robbery Thursday.

A task force convened by Gov. Mike DeWine discusses improving the state's warrant database on January 21, 2020.
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The Ohio Governor’s Warrant Task Force met Tuesday morning to discuss recommendations for improving public safety.

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A Democratic state lawmaker from Westerville has introduced a bill that would make using a cellphone while driving reason enough to pull someone over.

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The Gahanna Division of Police identified a woman who died in a crash Wednesday night following a police chase. Authorities believe Shannon Currier was the victim of felonious assault by the car's driver just days earlier.

Vacant homes boarded up along Warren Avenue on Columbus' West Side.
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Bright orange “vacant” signs hang from the boarded-up doors and windows of houses on Warren Avenue. This West Side neighborhood has kept Columbus Police Officer Edward Chung quite busy on patrol.

Jeremiah Miller, a biracial man, found different experiences with police when they listed his race as "black" compared to when they listed him as "white."
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Followed in a public park and forced to leave. Cuffed and questioned for whistling while waiting for a bus. Pulled over for spending too much time at a gas station.

Some black drivers and pedestrians in Cincinnati say they’ve been unfairly stopped and questioned by police.