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Attorney General’s Office to lead Fugitive Safe Surrender

Cleveland Police Officer Wayne Leon was conducting what appeared to be a routine traffic stop in June 2000 when the man he pulled over drew a weapon and shot him in the head. Leon died the next day. His killer, who remains on Ohio’s death row, testified that he shot Leon to avoid being arrested on an outstanding warrant.


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Former sheriff heading organized crime commission, Peace Officers' Memorial and more.


New law helps solve cold cases

For Sgt. Michael Lang of the Englewood Police Department, the day he was able to tell a 25-year-old woman that a man suspected of raping her more than 10 years earlier had been arrested stands out as one of his best on the job.


New fronts established in battle against opiates

As statewide efforts to battle the prescription drug abuse epidemic begin to show results, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and its partners are seeing a rise in the prevalence of heroin, prompting a broader focus to fight opiates in general.


Legislative initiatives would assist law enforcement

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is working with the Ohio legislature to push for passage of three bills aimed at supporting local law enforcement.

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