Franklin County Sheriff

Citizen Review

Since 1980, all fatal police shootings in Franklin County have automatically been presented to a group of citizens - the Franklin County Grand Jury. The policy was implemented to assure the public that police actions were undergoing an independent citizen review.

This article, published in the FOP Journal Winter 2014, describes the grand jury/citizen review process in Franklin County. The authors are Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Ron O'Brien, First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Douglas P. Stead and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney James Lowe.

Grand Jury Review of Fatal Police Shootings in Franklin County, Ohio