CLEVELAND - A state task force on police-community relations held its first meeting here Tuesday night and heard from about 20 citizens on their treatment by police.
Some speakers recommended collecting data on racial profiling in Ohio, training officers to respond to people with mental illness, and setting up an independent panel to review police shootings. Many speakers urged the task force to consider race in its final proposals.
The task force is slated to deliver a report to Gov. John Kasich by the end of April.
You can expect to see plenty of police officers and more volunteers at special events in and around downtown following several incidents at this year's Taste of Cincinnati.
Assistant Police Chief James Whalen recounted those activities Monday during a city council committee meeting.
"Primarily youth 14 to probably 23-year-old people that were moving up out of the event venue," Whalen said. "Up into the Central Business District, up in to Over-the-Rhine and to a smaller extent over into the Westend, and engaging in disorderly behavior, sometimes violent behavior."
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