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4:06 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

DeWine Releases BCI Report On Death In Yellow Springs Standoff

Attorney General Mike DeWine at Tuesday's press conference
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

An investigation over the death of Yellow Springs resident Paul E. Schenck is over. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine gave the report Tuesday morning. The report sheds light on the six hour standoff with police this summer that ended in Schenck's death, but leaves some questions unanswered.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation collected evidence over a three month period. BCI concluded that the 42-year-old Schenck was killed by a Greene County Sheriff's Deputy during the standoff and not by his own hand.

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Military
6:04 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Warns of Veterans' Scams

Attorney General Mike DeWine warns Ohioans to beware of veterans' charity scams and those who make false promises about helping veterans.

DeWine says his office has handled six cases this year involving veterans-related charities. They include an agreement with two individuals to stop illegal solicitations on behalf of a legitimate charity.

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Statewide News
6:30 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Nearly 2,100 Untested Rape Kits Processed in Ohio

Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio's crime lab has processed almost 21 hundred previously untested rape kits in its effort to solve more reported sexual assaults with the help of DNA matches.

He says more than 500 kits were tested last month, and investigators found nearly 200 matches with DNA in a criminal database.

More than 4,500 rape kits have been submitted by law enforcement agencies.

Statewide News
8:04 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Ohio Aims To Stop Ex-Employees From Accessing Data

Ohio's attorney general's office plans to start a system later this month to stop former government employees from accessing Ohio's law enforcement database.

Attorney General Mike DeWine's office is making security changes to the database that includes stricter password standards.

Police and court employees who leave their job don't automatically lose access to the database and its personal information about nearly all Ohioans.

Some are able to get into the system for up to a year.

Statewide News
8:04 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Ohio Advisory Group To Review Face Recognition Use

An advisory panel appointed by Ohio's attorney general is expected to start reviewing the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has named two former Ohio Supreme Court justices to the panel, along with a county prosecutor, a sheriff and others.

The group planned to have its first meeting Tuesday at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation in London.

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