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Oct
16
2021

Articles About Yellow Springs Police Department

  • Village Council establishes strategy for chief search

    Village Manager Josué Salmerón updated Council members with a timeline and process for hiring a new chief for the YSPD. Carlson, who submitted his resignation last month, agreed to stay for 90 days to help with the transition.

  • Continued coverage— Yellow Springs police chief resigns

    On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the Village of Yellow Springs announced in a press release that Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson had resigned.

  • Yellow Springs police chief resigns

    Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson had resigned, effective immediately.

  • Yellow Springs Village Council approves 2021 budget

    At Village Council’s final meeting of 2020, Council unanimously passed a budget for the new year calling for spending increases amid falling revenues. The deficit budget, the Village’s first in four years, includes $4.23 million in expenses while projecting revenue of $3.27 million.

  • Outside investigation complete— Officer violated no policies

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Dave Meister was presented with a commendation for exceptional service in the line of duty. (News archive photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At issue was whether YSPD Officer Dave Meister violated Village policy and state law by allegedly telling a citizen that a fellow officer, Paige Burge, referred to some attendees of the weekly Black Lives Matter rallies as an “angry mob.”

  • Virus impact grows in Yellow Springs

    Three local businesses are closing for the winter during what their owners expect to be a grim few months of the pandemic. Whether other seasonal closures will follow in Yellow Springs remains to be seen.

  • Local COVID-19 response— Village steps up enforcement

    As the third wave of the coronavirus rages through the state and county, the Village of Yellow Springs is cracking down on behaviors that could further spread COVID-19 in town.

  • Independent review clears YSPD chief

    Officer Brian Carlson, a six-year veteran of the Yellow Springs police department, was named interim police chief on Monday, Jan. 23. He fills the vacancy left by former Chief David Hale, who resigned three weeks ago following the events of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson was cleared of wrongdoing by an outside investigator in June after a formal complaint was lodged against him by a village resident in May.

  • Parade canceled after alleged KKK protest threat

    Nerak Roth Patterson parades his red convertible through downtown at 2018's Fourth of July parade (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    All the organizers interviewed this week also said the decision was influenced by the voicemail from a man purporting to be affiliated with the KKK, a notorious hate group with a long history of violence against Black people.

  • YSPD, Yellow Springs Schools issue statements on recent police killings

    This week, Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson and Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Terri Holden released statements addressing the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and the ongoing issues of police brutality against people of color in the country.