Clermont Sheriff appointed to task force on death penalty

BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg of Clermont County has been appointed by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor to serve as a member of a newly created task force to review the administration of Ohio's death penalty.

The task force will be comprised of 20 members including attorneys, judges, and professors.

The purpose of the committee is not to discuss or debate if Ohio should have a death penalty, but rather, review current law and procedures to determine if the penalty is being imposed and implemented in the most fair and judicious manner possible.

The first meeting of the task force will be in November at the Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus.

"I am honored to have been selected to serve as a law enforcement representative for this important endeavor," said Sheriff Rodenberg.  "Hopefully my background in criminal justice as a student, professor, defense attorney, prosecutor, and Sheriff will allow me to bring something of value to the table."

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