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Articles About SWAT team
Ten years after first signing on with A.C.E. drug task force, Yellow Springs remains an active partner. However, the involvement of local police in the drug task force has become a topic of controversy.
In recent years, there has been increased awareness of the growing number of SWAT team raids in this country. Since the 1980s, police departments’ use of SWAT has risen about 1,500 percent, resulting in about 148 SWAT raids daily, according to University of Eastern Kentucky criminal justice professor Peter Kraska in a June 9 New York Times article.
Greene County Sheriff Major Eric Spicer was relieved from his position with the department last week, according to Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer this week.
On Monday, Dec. 30, a Greene County Grand Jury found no indictments against the law enforcement officer who was identified as having shot and killed villager Paul E. Schenck.
After this summer’s shootout, many villagers asked, why were Paul E. Schenck’s guns returned? Why was a man with several known risk factors allowed to have an arsenal in his home?
The village was on high alert late Tuesday night as most of Greene County’s police firepower converged in Yellow Springs to back up local police in a shootout with a local man.
Yellow Springs Police responded to an active shooter on North High Street.