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Most Law Enforcement Agencies Sign-On To New State Policing Standards

Apr 12, 2017

Credit ojcs.oh.gov

State officials say new standards on police use of deadly force, body cameras, hiring and other policies have been or are being adopted by more than 500 agencies.

Those agencies employ nearly 80 percent of the officers in Ohio, and include most metropolitan departments. Officials had urged law enforcement agencies to get certified in the standards by the end of March or risk community backlash. Ohio Governor John Kasich thinks the agencies that are not participating will come around.

An advisory board empaneled in 2015 created the standards after a series of fatal police shootings in Ohio and around the nation.