Police relations task force nears completion

Bishop Murray named to Task Force


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A statewide task force on community relations with police soon will send their recommendations to Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Youngstown Bishop George Murry is the only local leader on the 18-person panel. The task force was formed after several shootings in Ohio involving police.

They met with people all over the state. On Monday, Bishop Murry said their recommendations are almost ready, and those ideas will include more than just extra training for police officers.

“We can always do, and benefit from, more training. Teachers can always learn more. Nurses can always learn more. Police officers can learn more, but there also has to be that other side of the community’s involvement,” Murry said.

After the panel makes it recommendations, Gov. Kasich will decide which ones to accept. Then they will be put into action, either by executive order or through the Ohio Legislature.

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