law enforcement http://wvxu.org en Sheriff: Taser use appropriate in overnight incident http://wvxu.org/post/sheriff-taser-use-appropriate-overnight-incident <p></p><p>Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says deputies who used a Taser early Tuesday morning to subdue a man resisting arrest appear to have followed department protocols.</p><p>59-year-old Gary Roell stopped breathing after the incident and was pronounced dead at Bethesda North Hospital.</p><p>"These are instances where you are justified in deploying a Taser: in protection of others, including yourself; and to meet the resistance of someone who is not complying, who is resisting arrest, to gain control of the situation," says Neil.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:55:12 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16118 at http://wvxu.org Sheriff: Taser use appropriate in overnight incident Sheriff talks jails, drugs at Rotary lunch http://wvxu.org/post/sheriff-talks-jails-drugs-rotary-lunch <p></p><p>On his first appearance before the Cincinnati Rotary, Sheriff Jim Neil reiterated the county does not need a new jail.</p><p>"Judges will sentence to capacity whether you have 3,000 jail cells or 1,000," he says.</p><p>Neil handed out awards Thursday to several deputies and took questions ranging from the budget to drugs and the county jail.</p><p>Neil has been expanding electronic monitoring and would like to add even more of the devices. He says what the county does lack is enough space for female and special needs inmates.</p><p>Another problem? Heroin.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:35:20 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15666 at http://wvxu.org Sheriff talks jails, drugs at Rotary lunch