The Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations was formed by Governor John Kasich on December 12, 2014, to address the fractured relationships that exist between some communities and the police dedicated to serving them. The Task Force was formed after the tragic deaths of Tamir Rice in Cleveland and John Crawford III in Beavercreek.
The charge of the Task Force was threefold:
- To explore the cause of fractured relationships that exist between some law enforcement and the communities they serve;
- To examine strategies to strengthen trust between communities and law enforcement in order to resolve the underlying causes of friction;
- To provide the Governor with a report including recommendations about best practices available to communities.