law enforcement

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. 

Cleveland is one of seven cities eligible for $71 million in law enforcement grants under a new federal program.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced Operation Relentless Pursuit  at a Wednesday press conference in Detroit. In addition to Cleveland and Detroit, eligible cities include Memphis, Baltimore, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Albuquerque.

The Pike County prosecutor says he's contacted the FBI and the Ohio Attorney General's office after a video emerged showing a Sheriff's deputy macing and repeatedly punching a restrained inmate.

Oakwood city officials are promising to review police policies and continue a program in anti-bias training for officers.

At an Oakwood City Council meeting Monday night, officials addressed a report released this fall by the nonprofit Legal Aid firm Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, or ABLE, which found one-third of all Oakwood traffic tickets written in 2016 went to black drivers in a city with a black population of less than 1 percent.

Oakwood officials dispute the report’s methodology and say its data isn’t comprehensive or conclusive.

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Forty-five cadets have begun intensive training in the first Akron Police Academy since the city ended its training program in 2008 due to budget cuts.

Tom Quinlan (left) and Perry Tarrant (right) at a forum for the finalists of the Columbus Police Chief position.
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The two finalists vying to become Columbus' next police chief answered a range of questions in a Thursday evening forum designed to help the community get a feel for both people.

Franklin County Sheriff's cruiser
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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is reviewing pursuit policies after a car chase resulted in a crash last week. 

Crowds packed a memorial service for slain Dayton Police Detective Jorge Del Rio on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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.

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.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman speaks at a press conference of law enforcement officials with updates on the investigation into the Ohio State attack in November 2016.
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Friday is U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman's last day as the federal prosecutor for the Southern District of Ohio.