Ohio law creates database of violent mentally ill

A new law went into effect in Ohio that requires courts to enter certain individuals in a database accessible to police — a person convicted of a violent offense ordered for mental illness evaluation or treatment, or a person approved for conditional release who was found not guilty by reason of insanity or incompetent to stand trial. The impetus for the law was a deputy sheriff ambushed and killed in 2011 by a man who had been declared criminally insane in a different county.

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One Response to “Ohio law creates database of violent mentally ill”

  1. Steve Egger Says:

    It’s about time. Should be a federal law.

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