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Ohio officers told not to ask for immigration status

Dayton chief hopes to ease fear among ethnic groups


By Lucas Sullivan
Dayton Daily News

DAYTON, Ohio — City police officers are now prohibited from asking the immigration status of a witness or victim of a crime in hopes it eases fears some ethnic groups have of law enforcement.

Police Chief Richard Biehl issued the executive order to his nearly 390 officers on Dec. 30, telling them, "Citizens must feel free to call for police services without fear of undue repercussions."

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