More transparency, mentoring programs and showing more respect to each other were just a few of the suggestions offered during a hearing designed to improve police and community relations in Ohio. WVXU reporter Ann Thomson was at the hearing held last night in Cincinnati, she joins us for an update on the task force charged with providing recommendations to Governor John Kasich for improving police-community relations.


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A panel charged with improving community-police relations following two high-profile shootings will soon start preparing recommendations for Governor John Kasich. The fourth and final hearing was held Monday night in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is the fourth and final stop for the Ohio Task Force on Community Police Relations which has already held forums in Cleveland, Wilberforce and Toledo.

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Police in Norwood say they've interrupted a black market economy of resold stolen goods.  It’s an invisible hand of capitalism that affects those who don’t even take part.

Officers served search warrants at two businesses Thursday in what Lieutenant Ronald Murphy calls a fencing operation.  He says the stores would buy stolen goods for a fraction of their original retail prices, and then resell them for less than the market rate.