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Articles About Yellow Springs Police Department :: Page 3
Nine villagers spoke in support of Cpl. David Meister, a local police officer facing discipline charges, at Village Council’s July 2 meeting.
Last Friday’s pre-disciplinary hearing for Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister was postponed in hopes that lawyers representing Meister and the Village could reach a compromise agreement.
Local police have responded ten times to a possibly suicidal person in the village this year. While each case is unique, in all of them police assess the safety of the situation and then choose a course of action.
At Village Council’s May 21 meeting, Police Chief Brian Carlson asked Council for more time before Council votes on whether to require that local police send all appropriate cases to the local Mayor’s Court rather than Xenia Municipal Court.
While villagers have voiced their preference for a police department that engages with the community, the community itself has only rarely participated when asked to meet individual officers.
At Village Council’s March 5 meeting, Council members Lisa Kreeger and Marianne MacQueen proposed a two-pronged initiative to address local affordability in the context of current financial realities.
Photos by Yellow Springs Police Officer Luciana Lieff are currently on display at S & G Artisan Distillery.
At Village Council’s Jan. 2 meeting, Council members addressed administrative tasks and two police-related issues, among other topics.
African-American villagers received citations from the YSPD at a significantly higher rate than to white villagers, according to a statistical study of local police data sponsored by the Justice System Task Force.
At Village Council’s Dec. 4 meeting, Council members and the Yellow Springs Police Department moved closer to hiring a full-time community outreach specialist, a new position that leaders hope strengthens the department’s ability to address social-service related calls.