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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:00 am

Over 500 Ohio police agencies meet new standards

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Law enforcement agencies representing nearly eight of every 10 Ohio officers have been fully certified on new standards governing the use of deadly force and other policies, the state says.

An advisory board commissioned by Republican Gov. John Kasich created the standards after a series of fatal police shootings in Ohio and nationally.

Any agency that fails to meet the new statewide standards as minimum policies will be listed as noncompliant on an annual list. Standards also include recruiting and hiring.

The agency says 506 departments employing over 27,000 officers have either met the standards or are in the process.