Articles About community policing
Local policing was once again a significant topic of discussion at Council’s regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 18.
Officer Richard Neel resigned Monday, Oct. 1, from the Yellow Springs Police Department after seven months on the force.
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.
Three examples of communities rethinking policing may provide an opportunity for villagers to consider and discuss different options for how “people and police” can engage with each other.
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.
What do Yellow Springers mean when they say they want community policing?
Attorneys for David Carlson, who was charged with a felony following the aftermath of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, stated that they have completed their investigation into the case, and concluded Carlson is not guilty.
The fractious aftermath of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop dominated Village Council’s Jan. 17 meeting, with both Village leaders and community members presenting initiatives for helping to better relations between villagers and local police.
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.
Fifth article in this series: In Ohio, the public outcry following the police shootings of John Crawford III and Tamir Rice, as well as the growing national dialogue on policing and criminal justice, has led to a variety of recommendations for structural reform in the criminal justice system.