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Jul
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2020

Articles About police

  • New police reforms aired

    Body cameras worn by every Ohio police officer. Psychological evaluations of those who hope to become an officer. More training in implicit bias and de-escalation. Requiring officers to report on another officer’s misconduct. Those are a few proposed law enforcement reforms Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced at a press briefing last week in response to national outrage after high-profile killings of Black people by police in recent weeks.

  • Prosecutor: evidence supports self defense in Grinnell Road double fatal shooting

    The Greene County Grand Jury’s recent conclusion concerning the double fatal shooting Feb 12 outside a home on Grinnell Road — which the county sheriff described at the time as a “shootout” — confirmed the initial impression of law enforcement at the scene that gray winter morning: self-defense.

  • No charges in Grinnell shooting

    No charges will be filed in the double fatal shooting that occurred Feb. 12 outside a home on Grinnell Road, just south of Yellow Springs, the Greene County prosecutor has announced.

  • Police reform at the YSPD— What’s done, what’s next?

    At a special meeting tonight called to hear the final report of an independent investigation into the New Year's Eve Ball Drop tensions between villagers and police, shown above, Investigator David Williamson said the investigation is not yet finished. (Submitted photo by Margaret Kinner Fisher)

    Amid national calls for policing reform following the most recent wave of killings of Black people by police officers, villagers are once again raising their voices for change in the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • Citizens review police actions

    An ad hoc citizen committee is reviewing a disciplinary matter involving two officers of the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • Village Council— New YSPD imagined at forum

    At a forum on policing on Tuesday, May 21, about 50 villagers helped identify the factors that contributed to a positive experience with a police officer, and envisioned a future Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • Police personnel still shifting

    The personnel situation at the Yellow Springs Police Department continues to be unstable as two of the newest officers on the local force resigned their positions in the last two months, and a third has been on leave since Jan. 1.

  • Young’s Dairy robber sentenced

    The Springfield man convicted of robbing Young’s Dairy in August 2012 was sentenced in Clark County Common Pleas Court last week to 15 years in prison. Barrett Grable, 26, was sentenced by Judge Richard O’Neill, after a jury found him guilty in February of aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges.

  • Police investigate burglaries

    Last Friday morning, April 19, the Yellow Springs Police Department issued a Hyper Reach alert to all village residents, informing villagers of a rash of burglaries that have occurred in the village with increasing frequency over the past four months.