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Local PD In Ohio Get Warning System To Protect Police Dogs From Hot Cars

About 30 police dogs across the U.S. have died since 2012, trapped in squad vehicles during hot weather. From Ohio Public Radio station WCPN, Brian Bull reports that one local K-9 unit in Twinsburg is stepping up efforts to keep its four-legged partners safe.

The device is called the Hot N Pop Pro by Ace K9. The device alerts the officer if he doesn’t let the dog out of the back by beeping the horn or even turning on the siren.

If there’s no response, heat sensors track the temperature and if it gets too hot, the windows roll down, a fan turns on and the air conditioning automatically turns on. It also alerts if the car battery is low.

Twinsburg’s PD has not suffered the loss of a K9 animal to heat-related causes. Altogether, there are about 20,000 police dogs serving in K9 units, according to the North American Police Work Dog Association.

Listen to the report on WKSU.

Source: www.wksu.org

Man Killed Cincinnati Police Officer So He Would Be Killed by Police

Cincinnati’s police chief says a man suspected of fatally shooting an officer apparently wanted police to kill him in what the chief described as “suicide by cop.”

Officer Sonny Kim, a decorated 27-year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department, died along with the man involved in the Friday morning shooting in the Madisonville neighborhood, police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said.

Blackwell said Kim was responding to two 911 calls about a man with a gun. The caller reported that the subject was belligerent and in his early 20s, wearing a white T-shirt with a gun tucked in his waistband.

“We now know that the caller himself was the shooter of our officer,” Blackwell said at a Friday night news conference.

The chief said Hummons shot 48-year-old Officer Sonny Kim, the first officer to arrive after the 911 calls, and then walked over to where Kim was lying wounded and began struggling with the wounded officer over Kim’s gun. The suspect took Kim’s gun before another officer arrived and a gunfight broke out. Hummons was fatally shot.

Read more on ABC.

Source: abcnews.go.com

Ohio Police Checking On Child Find Meth Lab, Seven Guns

Police checking on the well-being of a 6-year-old girl found a meth lab and seven guns inside the home.

Gregory Wade, 31, is charged with trafficking drugs, possessing drugs, illegally possessing a gun as a felon and child endangering. His bond on Thursday was set at $50,000 during his initial appearance in Akron Municipal Court.  

Two others at the home — Richard James, 34, and Belinda Cooper 32 — were charged with crimes in connection with the Wednesday raid. James is accused of possessing a gun as a felon and Cooper is accused of possessing drugs.

Read more on Cleveland.com.

Source: www.cleveland.com

Cleveland Police Officers Receive Youth Engagement Training After Long Wait for Funding

Cleveland, Ohio — After nearly 18 months of waiting for funding, Cleveland police began training officers this week in positive police-youth interaction.

The city brought Strategies for Youth (SFY), a national non-profit policy and training organization, to the city for the first training session for officers.

Lisa Thurau, executive director of SFY, said the organization had been working with both Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams and Michael Walker, executive director of the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland.

Williams and Walker “have tried tirelessly for months to bring us to Cleveland,” Thurau said. “We spoke in April 2014, again in August 2014, and when the funds became available we jumped immediately because Chief Williams wanted this to happen.”

“We didn’t just wait for a report from a federal agency to tell us that we need to correct things — we started that long before,” Williams added.

The training program, called “Policing the Teen Brain,” is a 14-hour program that includes videos, presentations and role play activities with local teenagers (who are compensated for their participation).

Read more on Cleveland.com.

Source: www.cleveland.com

Campbell, Ohio Police Get Specialized Training

The training teaches officers how to handle the violent situations they face on a daily basis. Campbell police officers learned new ways to defend themselves through training Saturday. For about four hours, officers were taught new ways to de-escalate intense situations and better communication skills.

Source: wkbn.com