Sep
22
2019
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Articles About use of force

  • 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?

  • 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.