The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
Springfield Rejects Changes To Non-Discrimination Codes
A human rights commission in Springfield have rejected a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s non-discrimination codes for fair housing and job protection.
Last nightâ€™s 3-2 vote by the Springfield Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights ended months of debate, often in standing-room only meetings.
Mayor Warren Copeland and Commissioner Karen Duncan voted in favor of the measure, with the other three commissioners opposed. The vote was taken before a City Hall crowd so large that some people were not allowed inside. Opponents and supporters of the measure both agree the debate will continue going forward.