A new law just went into effect in Ohio requiring the courts to provide information to law enforcement about suspects with a history of mental illness.
A new law just went into effect in Ohio requiring the courts to provide information to law enforcement about suspects with a history of mental illness.

New Ohio Law to Warn LEOs of Potentially Dangerous Suspects

A ohio law requires the courts to provide information to law enforcement about potentially dangerous suspects.

A new law just went into effect today in Ohio requiring the courts to provide information to law enforcement about potentially dangerous suspects with a history of mental illness.

On Jan. 1, 2011, Clark County Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Hopper was ambushed and killed while investigating reports of shots fired at a local campground. The perpetrator, 57-year-old Michael Ferryman, had a history of violence towards LEOs in other counties, and was declared criminally insane in 2002.

The new law, known as the Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act, requires judges to notify law enforcement when they order somebody convicted of a violent crime to be treated for mental illness, or when they order the conditional release of somebody found not guilty by reason of insanity or incompetent to stand trial.

Read more at: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/01/01/columbus-violent-offender-notification-act.html

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