Ohio AG provides update on law enforcement officer training changes

FILE - Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks in Vandalia. (WDTN Photo/FILE)
FILE - Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks in Vandalia. (WDTN Photo/FILE)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine plans to provide updates on changes in law enforcement training six months after making an initial series of recommendations.

A task force created by DeWine recommended in April that Ohio boost the minimum number of required training hours for officers and use stricter screening for applicants.

DeWine convened the panel in response to fatal police shootings and protests over those events in Ohio and nationally. He planned an update on the recommendations Tuesday.

Some recommendations led to an increase in the minimum number of training hours for new officers and requirements that candidates for law enforcement jobs have a high school diploma.

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