Governor Announces Support For Police Reform Bill

(ONN) – Governor Mike DeWine has announced his support for a bill that would change how law enforcement officers in the state are trained.

The Governor spoke about a police reform bill coming from state representative and former sheriff Phil Plummer in the coming days.

Plummer’s proposal would establish a peace officer oversight board, create databases for use-of-force and officer discipline, require independent investigation into officer-involved critical events, and bring in sustainable funding for law enforcement training.

DeWine said these are common-sense reforms that police unions and community activists can agree need to happen.