Ohio Board Working on Statewide Deadly Force Standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): A new Ohio police standards board plans to hold its next meeting as it studies rules for law enforcement on the proper use of deadly force.

Gov. John Kasich created the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board after a series of fatal police shootings, including the November death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.

The board will create standards for hiring, recruiting and local community interaction, such as addressing safety issues and educating people on the daily challenges faced by officers. The board scheduled its third meeting Tuesday in Columbus.

Members include former state Sen. Nina Turner of Cleveland; Cincinnati pastor Damon Lynch III; and Oregon, Ohio, Police Chief Michael Navarre.

The board's first task is adopting use of force and recruiting and hiring standards by Sept. 3.