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Sep
17
2019
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Articles About law enforcement policy

  • A closer look at taser use

    What role do tasers play in local policing? What role should they play? Is the device, typically classified as a “less-lethal weapon,” misused by Yellow Springs police? How did tasers figure into the clash with villagers at the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop?

  • Through the lens of race: the 911 call

    A video still showing John Crawford III, at the far end of the aisle, and shopper Angela Williams and her two children in the foreground. The still is from a Walmart surveillance video from the night of Aug. 5, 2014. (From Walmart security cameras, Youtube)

    Third article in this series: From Beavercreek to Baton Rouge, high-profile police shootings of unarmed African-American men reveal dramatic disparities in how white and black citizens are perceived and treated by police.

  • Yellow Springs police officer is dismissed

    Officer John Whittemore was dismissed from the YS Police Department Tuesday, ­July 5. (News archive photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    A newly hired police officer who sparked controversy in two recent village incidents by using what some saw as excessive force has been terminated from the police force.

  • A closer look at village police officer actions

    At Council’s June 6 meeting, several villagers expressed concern over two recent instances of what they perceived as aggressive behavior by a local police officer.

  • Yellow Springs policing forum draws broad range of citizens

    At a recent public forum, Yellow Springs residents outlined their ideal local police department and police chief.