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Ohio bill seeks transparency from private police

Associated Press • Feb 7, 2014 at 12:40 PM

A House bill proposed Wednesday would make private police forces — including at 17 nonprofit hospitals and 16 private universities in the state — subject to Ohio’s publicrecords laws.

The Columbus Dispatch reported more than 800 privately employed police officers in Ohio are authorized by the state to carry handguns and make arrests but not required to provide records to the public.

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