Briefing Room

Mary Mertz ’02 (top), Terri Enns ’96 (bottom)


Professor, alumna tapped for state committees

December 16, 2013 | Alumni

Moritz College of Law Professor Terri Enns ’96 has been named to the advisory committee of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, and Mary Mertz ’02 has been named to its steering committee.

The Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) is a “one-stop shop for Ohio law enforcement agencies to access a variety of databases and information,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a news release announcing the committee appointments. “I am grateful to the members of each committee for their willingness to serve in order to help ensure that OHLEG continues to operate in a publicly accountable manner.”

The committees were recommended by an advisory group co-chaired by and former Ohio Supreme Court justices Evelyn Lundberg Stratton ’79 and Yvette McGee Brown ’85.

The advisory committee on which Enns will serve is made up of city, county, and state law enforcement officials; prosecutors; and community leaders. They will act as a sounding board for the steering committee as new policies are developed. Enns is a clinical law professor in the Moritz legislation clinic  and is a board member of the board of directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.

Mertz is the first assistant attorney general and is serving on the steering committee, which is “tasked with the review, monitoring, training and updating of the OHLEG and facial recognition policies, to include the ongoing review of the implementation of these recommendations,” according to the release. In addition the committee will review risk assessments to the system and continue to develop new anti-hacking and security policies as new threats become known.

The first committee meetings will be scheduled in January 2014.

Ohioans can learn about how to access their computerized criminal histories and the steps to take to correct errors by visiting this link.