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Police Section :: Page 5

  • Interim chief update

    The Village of Yellow Springs is beginning the process of finding an interim police chief since the resignation of Chief Dave Hale.

  • 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.

  • Village manager heading police department; replacement sought and investigation started

    Village manager Patti Bates is currently overseeing the police department, with aims to appoint an interim police chief within the next week or two. Village officials are also starting an investigation into the events of New Year’s Eve.

  • Police chief resigns

    Police Chief Dave Hale announced his resignation, in a statement read by Village Manager Patti Bates at tonight’s special Council meeting. The meeting addressed police tactics that caused distress and chaos for many at the recent New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

  • New Year’s celebration turns ugly with police actions

    The traditional Yellow Springs ball drop turned ugly on New Year’s Eve when police drove through the crowd at 12:08 a.m.

  • Third sergeant to be hired by Yellow Springs Police

    The Yellow Springs Police Department will be adding a new sergeant to its ranks, drawn from the officers currently on the force.

  • New officer joins Yellow Springs Police Department

    New YSPD officer Allison Saurber stood in front of her new headquarters, where she has been learning the ropes of her new assignment as a patrol officer. She formerly worked in the Butler County jail as a corrections officer. (Photo by Dylan TaYlor-Lehman)

    There’s a new officer in town, a new addition to the Yellow Springs Police Department who will add to a force that recently has been down three officers.

  • New police officer joins department

    Allison Saurber has recently been hired as a fulltime officer in the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • 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.

  • Through the lens of race: the 911 call

    A video still showing John Crawford III, at the far end of the aisle, and shopper Angela Williams and her two children in the foreground. The still is from a Walmart surveillance video from the night of Aug. 5, 2014. (From Walmart security cameras, Youtube)

    Third article in this series: From Beavercreek to Baton Rouge, high-profile police shootings of unarmed African-American men reveal dramatic disparities in how white and black citizens are perceived and treated by police.

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