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Jan
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2021

Articles About police investigation

  • Outside investigation complete— Officer violated no policies

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Dave Meister was presented with a commendation for exceptional service in the line of duty. (News archive photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At issue was whether YSPD Officer Dave Meister violated Village policy and state law by allegedly telling a citizen that a fellow officer, Paige Burge, referred to some attendees of the weekly Black Lives Matter rallies as an “angry mob.”

  • Independent review clears YSPD chief

    Officer Brian Carlson, a six-year veteran of the Yellow Springs police department, was named interim police chief on Monday, Jan. 23. He fills the vacancy left by former Chief David Hale, who resigned three weeks ago following the events of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson was cleared of wrongdoing by an outside investigator in June after a formal complaint was lodged against him by a village resident in May.

  • 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.

  • Grinnell Road ‘shootout’— Investigation continues in double fatal shooting

    Greene County authorities say that the investigation into the double fatal shooting outside a home on Grinnell Road, just south of Yellow Springs, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, could take weeks to complete.

  • Citizen review complete, police officers disciplined

    A citizen group investigating a Yellow Springs Police Department disciplinary matter has completed its work, according to the Village last month.

  • Citizens review police actions

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

  • Two suspects arrested in deaths of Brown, Mendenhall

    Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer addressed reporters at a press conference in Xenia on Jan. 25, announcing that two suspects had been arrested in the shooting deaths of William "Skip" Brown and Sherri Mendenhall. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine also spoke at the conference. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    At a press conference on Wednesday, Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced the arrests of two suspects in the local double murder case.

  • BCI’s fact finding in misconduct charges is finished

    The fact-finding investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, or BCI, into alleged misconduct by a longtime Yellow Springs police officer has ended and the results turned over to a prosecutor.

  • Investigation finds fault with Greene County major

    Police, sheriff personnel and two SWAT units were part of a stand-off between Paul E. Schenck on July 30 of 2013, after responding to calls that an office had been shot at. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office released the findings of a seven-month investigation of the shooting event that occurred in Yellow Springs in July.