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Articles About police officer training

  • Case against David Carlson is still active

    One of the two criminal cases stemming from the tensions between police and villagers on New Year’s Eve remains active, although Village Council members have intervened and asked the Greene County prosecutor to drop the charges.

  • Citizens seek strong voice in policing

    Several Yellow Springs residents spoke out about policing issues at the Village Council meeting on March 6. Prompted by the incidents of New Year’s Eve, many villagers are hoping to change the culture of Yellow Springs policing and redefine the relationship between local police officers and the villagers they serve. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Yellow Springs residents gathered at a Village Council meeting, with many lined up to address the room with grievances about Village policy. Prompted by the incidents of New Year’s Eve, the focus is the overhaul, or at least significant reworking, of the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • How are our local police officers trained?

    Beginning in April, villagers may see an Antioch College student or a local resident taking a walk around town beside a Yellow Springs police officer. But look closely. The man or woman in blue is the one being escorted.

  • New Year’s Eve investigation still incomplete

    Several villagers expressed frustration at a special Council meeting when Dayton attorney David Williamson, who is conducting the investigation, reported that the report is not yet complete.

  • Peaceful ball drop turns ugly

    Police from at least six municipalities and agencies joined Yellow Springs police in a presence downtown on the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop that many villagers found hostile and aggressive. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Kinner Fischer)

    Lance Rudegeair had dropped the New Year’s ball at 12 a.m., and was still up on the ladder when the police car lights began flashing. Then came the sirens. It was 12:08 a.m. The sound was deafening.

  • YSPD chief resigns; villagers demand better policing

    More than 250 villagers crowded into the Bryan Center gym Tuesday night for a special Council meeting about tensions with police at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. About 40 people spoke, including Ian MacDonald, above. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    On Tuesday evening a crowd overflowing the Bryan Center gym heard a statement from Police Chief Dave Hale offering his resignation in the aftermath of what many perceived as overly aggressive and hostile police behavior at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

  • Ohio leaders scrutinize policing

    Sixth article in this series: In 2014, two high-profile police shooting deaths in Ohio occurred within three months of each other, sparking public outcry and calls for policing reform.

  • Trip to Walmart ends in tragedy

    From left, Yellow Springs residents John and Maria Booth and Liz Porter were among the participants in Black Lives Matter protests at the Beavercreek Walmart in December 2014, following the police shooting death of John Crawford III in August. (News Archive photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Second article in this series: A detailed look at the events around the Crawford shooting.

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