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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.
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 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.
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.
This week, Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson and Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Terri Holden released statements addressing the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and the ongoing issues of police brutality against people of color in the country.
According to Yellow Springs Police, at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, an officer responded to a call about an unresponsive male at the cascades at the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.
On Tuesday, April 21, the YSPD received a call that there was an unresponsive person in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.
On Monday, March 22, the YS Police Department sent out an alert via Hyperreach, reminding all villagers to lock their cars after a string of cars were rifled through on Sunday night.
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.
Lindsey and Molly Duncan, the residents of the home on Grinnell Road where two people were killed in a driveway “shootout” Wednesday, Feb. 12, held a press conference Friday afternoon in the meeting room at Yellow Springs Library.