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Mark Gokavi

Mark Gokavi is a reporter for the Dayton Daily News covering Courts and public safety.

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Late paperwork means no discipline for Dayton cops in fatal dog mauling
 An investigation by this news organization discovered that three internal affairs investigations conducted by the Dayton police department into questionable actions by their own officers were mishandled, making it impossible for the department to discipline employees. One investigation involved a case of two officers who responded to a dog-mauling...

Posted: 2 days ago

An investigation by this news organization discovered that three internal affairs investigations conducted by the Dayton police department into questionable actions by their own officers were mishandled, making it impossible for the department to discipline employees. One investigation involved a case of two officers who responded to a dog-mauling...
Investigation: Late paperwork means no discipline for Dayton cops in fatal dog mauling
 A Dayton Daily News investigation discovered that three internal affairs investigations conducted by the Dayton police department into questionable actions by their own officers were mishandled, making it impossible for the department to discipline employees. One investigation involved a case of two officers who responded to a dog-mauling...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Dayton Daily News investigation discovered that three internal affairs investigations conducted by the Dayton police department into questionable actions by their own officers were mishandled, making it impossible for the department to discipline employees. One investigation involved a case of two officers who responded to a dog-mauling...
5 big Dayton-area drug busts that have seized large amounts of heroin, pot and cash
 A major drug bust last week resulted in a seizure of $3.6 million worth of fentanyl in Clark County, which officials said continues the important work of the task force that was involved. Following the surveillance of a Butler Twp. hotel, four men were arrested and face conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of...

Posted: 3 days ago

A major drug bust last week resulted in a seizure of $3.6 million worth of fentanyl in Clark County, which officials said continues the important work of the task force that was involved. Following the surveillance of a Butler Twp. hotel, four men were arrested and face conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of...
Labor trafficking victim hidden ‘in plain sight’ in Ohio restaurant
 On a typical day, Kendra Ross said she would work as many as 17 unpaid hours in a Dayton restaurant while under the control of what she later claimed in federal court was a cult, according to Dayton Daily News. >> Read more trending news  That didn’t include the hours Ross said she spent taking care of the house...

Posted: 3 days ago

On a typical day, Kendra Ross said she would work as many as 17 unpaid hours in a Dayton restaurant while under the control of what she later claimed in federal court was a cult, according to Dayton Daily News. >> Read more trending news  That didn’t include the hours Ross said she spent taking care of the house...
Forced labor trafficking victim in Dayton hidden ‘in plain sight’
 On a typical day, Kendra Ross said she would work as many as 17 unpaid hours in a Dayton restaurant while under the control of what she later claimed in federal court was a cult. That didn’t include the hours Ross said she spent taking care of the house of the group’s leader. She said she had to cook, clean and care for children...

Posted: 4 days ago

On a typical day, Kendra Ross said she would work as many as 17 unpaid hours in a Dayton restaurant while under the control of what she later claimed in federal court was a cult. That didn’t include the hours Ross said she spent taking care of the house of the group’s leader. She said she had to cook, clean and care for children...
A major $3.6M fentanyl bust in the area stung a Mexican cartel. Here’s how it went down.
 The task force operation that resulted in a seizure of $3.6 million worth of fentanyl in Clark County this week began with surveillance at a Butler Twp. hotel, a common tactic used by area task forces. A criminal complaint written by a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agent and filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court said...

Posted: 5 days ago

The task force operation that resulted in a seizure of $3.6 million worth of fentanyl in Clark County this week began with surveillance at a Butler Twp. hotel, a common tactic used by area task forces. A criminal complaint written by a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agent and filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court said...
Ex-UD football player’s hazing lawsuit settled out of court
 A lawsuit filed against the University of Dayton by an ex-football player who said he suffered a brain injury after hard drinking during a 2014 “Mad Dogs” team event for freshmen has been settled. Neither the attorney for Max Engelhart nor UD would comment, and the terms were not available. Both parties issued nearly identical...

Posted: 5 days ago

A lawsuit filed against the University of Dayton by an ex-football player who said he suffered a brain injury after hard drinking during a 2014 “Mad Dogs” team event for freshmen has been settled. Neither the attorney for Max Engelhart nor UD would comment, and the terms were not available. Both parties issued nearly identical...
‘Our people are in the game to win’: What a big drug bust says about the area’s fight against Mexican cartels
 Busts like Monday’s seizure in Clark County of $3.6 million of what Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said was “pure” fentanyl illustrate the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force is a prototype, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. DeWine attended a Tuesday press conference to announce the arrest of four...

Posted: 6 days ago

Busts like Monday’s seizure in Clark County of $3.6 million of what Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said was “pure” fentanyl illustrate the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force is a prototype, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. DeWine attended a Tuesday press conference to announce the arrest of four...
A woman claims a cult made her work long, unpaid days in this Dayton restaurant. Here’s how she described it.
 On a typical day, Kendra Ross said she would work as many as 17 unpaid hours in a Dayton restaurant while under the control of what she later claimed in federal court was a cult. Ross recently was awarded $8 million by a Kansas City federal judge in a civil lawsuit against the United Nation of Islam, the group Ross called a cult now known...

Posted: 6 days ago

On a typical day, Kendra Ross said she would work as many as 17 unpaid hours in a Dayton restaurant while under the control of what she later claimed in federal court was a cult. Ross recently was awarded $8 million by a Kansas City federal judge in a civil lawsuit against the United Nation of Islam, the group Ross called a cult now known...