COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says it will hear a city’s argument that a victims’ rights law properly classified police departments as entities eligible for compensation as if they were individuals.
The issue before the court involves the interpretation of a constitutional amendment approved in 2017.
Among other changes to state law, the amendment expanded the definition of victim to someone “directly or proximately” harmed by a crime.
Attorneys for the Centerville Police Department argue it’s due financial compensation for the investigation of a false report of an active shooter.
The court on Tuesday set oral arguments for June 2.
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