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What does it take to perform a traffic stop? Handcuff someone? Make an arrest?

The Ohio State University Police Department recently opened its facility for a Community Police Academy to engage community members about how it operates.

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City council members on Wednesday will take public comment on how Columbus police might implement body cameras in their work.

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Ohio's police training commission is considering beefed up standards that prospective police officers must meet before they undertake their initial training.

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The State Highway Patrol says fewer motorists were killed on Ohio's roadways over this year's Thanksgiving holiday period than in recent years.

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials report five foreign nationals were arrested last week on the Ohio Turnpike and charged with forgery and possessing criminal tools.  The men from the Columbus area were expected in court today.

The Militarization of Police Forces

Aug 21, 2014

10 am

SWAT teams and Humvees are essential to diffuse crisis situations, but increasingly, local police departments are using military equipment for routine law enforcement. In light of the clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri, we'll look at a new study on the militarization of American policing, and how Ohio's forces are gaining a military feel.

Guests

Economics of marijuana legal and illegal in the U.S. We will talk with the author of Joint Ventures: Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry, about the economic advantages and disadvantages of the legalization of marijuana. Guests:

  • Trish Regan, author and broadcast journalist
  • Michael Komorn, President, Michigan Medical Marijuana Association
  • Howard Rahtz, retired Cincinnati Police Captain/Law Enforcement Against Prohibition member

Last week, on the west side of Columbus, a naked man begged for shelter and later froze to death. A discussion about the ethical dilemmas of ordinary citizens and the adequacy of the mental health and law enforcement systems, with The Right Thing ethics blog column author Jeffrey Seglin, The Columbus Dispatch columnist Joe Blundo, and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio interim executive director Terry Russell.

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