Governor brings policing forum to CSU

Central State University
Central State University (WDTN Photo)

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) – A state panel exploring the relationship between police officers and the communities they serve plan to hold a public forum at Central State University.

Gov. John Kasich formed the 24-person committee of city council members, religious leaders and law enforcement officials after a several police-involved shootings in Ohio and across the country raised concerns.

The task force on police-community relations will collect information and identify concerns to develop recommendations on how to help train police officers to interact with residents in minority communities.

A related task force created by Attorney General Mike DeWine also is reviewing possible changes to the way Ohio trains officers in the use of force.

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