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Articles About community policing
Village Council—Policing concerns, assessment discussed
Local policing was once again a significant topic of discussion at Council’s regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 18.
Village Council — Officer resigns amid concerns
Officer Richard Neel resigned Monday, Oct. 1, from the Yellow Springs Police Department after seven months on the force.
JSTF seeks more engagement — Few show at police outreach
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.
Communities rethink how to police
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.
Citizens seek strong voice in policing
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 sort of policing do we want?
What do Yellow Springers mean when they say they want community policing?
Attorneys for David Carlson finish case review
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.
Village Council— Policing issues dominate Council
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.
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.
Guns and grand juries up for 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.