Two years ago, a WOSU investigation found that in 2011 and 2012 Columbus police shot more people per capita than police in New York City. But in the last year the number of police shootings by Columbus officers has dropped.
Board Rejects Mercy For Ohio Man Who Killed 3 Sons
The Ohio Parole Board has rejected a request for mercy from a condemned man who shot his three sons to death as they slept in 1982.
The board voted unanimously Monday to turn down Reginald Brooks’ argument that he is a paranoid schizophrenic who suffered from mental illness long before the shootings.
The board’s 13-page ruling says Brooks carefully planned the crime and has never needed mental health treatment in 28 years in prison.
The 66-year-old Brooks is scheduled to die Nov. 15.
He would be the oldest man put to death in Ohio if the execution proceeds.
Brooks shot his 11-, 15- and 17-year-old sons in Cleveland two days after his wife had served him with divorce papers.