- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The panel commissioned by Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) to study police and community relations in Ohio is emphasizing accountability, trust, training and education.

The task force recommended a final set of priorities last week it plans to present to Kasich for his consideration.

The panel’s broad categories of possible changes to police departments include mandatory use of force standards and minimum statewide hiring policies.

The panel also recommends the state require more emphasis on and investment in training.

A related task force created by Attorney General Mike DeWine is exploring possible changes to the way Ohio trains officers.

Both panels were created following protests over a series of police-involved shootings in Ohio and nationally.

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