Ohio Warrant Reform Recommendations Released

Ohio Warrant Reform Recommendations Released

COLUMBUS, OH (STL.News) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and members of the Ohio Governor’s Warrant Task Force Friday released a report outlining more than a dozen recommendations for improving Ohio’s system of issuing, prioritizing, and serving arrest warrants throughout the state.

Governor DeWine created the task force in February in response to Ohio’s estimated accumulation of at least 500,000 unserved warrants.

“The absence of an organized, statewide warrant system in Ohio has led to an overabundance of outstanding warrants for minor offenses and a growing backlog of unserved warrants for serious, violent crimes,” said Governor DeWine. 

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