Ohio county looks to create protection-order database


CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio county is seeking to create an electronic database of protection orders against suspected domestic abusers so law enforcement across the county can have access to the same information.

Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/29vVmZd ) Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County’s Board of Control gave the OK on Tuesday to apply for a nearly $400,000 grant to help create the system.

Protection orders can be granted in several courts. But they often use their own computer systems and databases to keep track of the orders, leaving the possibility that officers in one city might not have access to records from another municipality.

The new database would seek to fix that issue.

Cleveland Municipal Court Presiding Judge Ronald Adrine would like to see a similar stateside database.

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Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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