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Ohio AG Wants Active Shooter Response Studied

Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says it's time to study whether police officers are adequately trained to identify whether they're dealing with an active shooter situation.

DeWine says recent police shootings across the country show this is one area that has not been looked at.

DeWine made his remarks Thursday as he directed the state police training commission to study possible updates in officer training in using force.

DeWine announced the meeting last week after demonstrations around the country over racial justice and police use of force.

Ohio's officer-involved shootings include the death last month of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun in Cleveland, and a 22-year-old man carrying an air rifle last summer in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart.