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An investigation by the Columbus Police found that the kicking of a handcuffed suspect by officer Zachary Rosen was "outside of policy" and "unreasonable."

Esther Honig

With a rising homicide rate, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says violent crime in the city will get more attention this summer as officers ramp up their efforts in vulnerable neighborhoods.  


A ceremony was held Thursday honoring five Ohio officers, including two from Central Ohio, who died last year in the line of duty. 

Nick Houser

A Columbus Police officer known as "the dancing cop" to some because of his community policing efforts, will take his message back to Harvard University next week.

Adora Namigadde

Columbus police say they're frustrated that nine victims of a Sunday morning shooting in South Linden aren’t cooperating in the investigation. But people in the neighborhood say the unwillingness to work with the police shouldn't be surprising.

Columbus police say they’re getting frustrated at a lack of cooperation from the nine victims in a Sunday morning shooting at a rented party hall in South Linden.

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As Columbus Police officer Zachary Rosen remains on non-patrol duties, a look at his history with the department reveals both accolades and previous controversies over recordings and use of force.


Officer Zachary Rosen remains on non-patrol duties as Columbus Police and city leaders investigate circumstances surrounding a video showing Rosen kicking a suspect.


A Columbus Police officer has been reassigned to nonepatrol duty indefinitely following investigations of an incident caught on camera. The cell phone video shows the officer kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head.

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A man who arrived by ambulance at Westerville’s Mount Carmel Saint Ann’s Hospital was shot and killed by a Columbus Police officer Thursday.

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A grand jury decided not to indict two Columbus Police officers, Zachary Rosen and Jason Bare, who shot and killed 23-year-old Henry Green in June 2016.

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The Columbus Division of Police is working to recover tens of thousands of lost cruiser video files that the department believes were "inadvertently deleted."

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Columbus Police say more officers will carry a drug overdose antidote after dozens of heroin users were revived with it during a pilot program.

Esther Honig

Mayor Andrew Ginther at his State of the City address on Thursday is expected to announce plans to extend a controversial summer policing program year-round.

The Summer Safety Initiative targets higher-crime areas with increased patrols - something that activists say unfairly targets minority neighborhoods. 

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Columbus Police say officers fatally shot a man who confronted them with a knife and was suspected of earlier cutting a driver's neck and taking his car keys.

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Columbus Police shot pepper spray into a crowd of protesters who shut down a busy downtown intersection after an earlier event that attracted more than 2,000 people.


Two people have been found dead inside a parked car in west Columbus that police say someone was trying to light on fire.

Mayor Ginther's campaign goal of outfitting Columbus police officers with body cameras will fall short.

Police in Columbus have used a $40,000 Homeland Security grant to purchase high-tech audio equipment that will help control rowdy crowds in Ohio's capital city.

Authorities believe a man shot and wounded by police last month is the so-called "Buckeye Bandit" suspected in about 30 central Ohio bank robberies dating to 2013.


The Columbus Division of Police on Wednesday host a conference that looks to teach people about the causes for and possible protections against domestic violence.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he can't prosecute civil rights charges against the Columbus police division because his office considers the police chief an employee.

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This summer’s shootings of two African-Americans by Columbus Police officers has brought attention to the divisions patrolling practices. One of the most cited examples by community leaders is the summer policing program which aims to reduce crime in targeted neighborhoods.

Former Motel One on the city's east side had more than 500 police runs in about 5 years.
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Two Columbus police officers will receive an award Thursday for distinguished service in community policing from the U.S. Attorney General.

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Columbus police say an annual anti-crime program remains effective, despite criticism from protesters following two fatal shootings by officers.

Man Arrested Second Time For Football Ticket Scam

Oct 4, 2016

Columbus police say they’ve arrested a man a second time for a ticket scam involving an Ohio State and Michigan football game. 

A protester disrupts Columbus City Council's meeting on Monday calling for an independent investigation of the fatal police shooting of Tyre King.
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A group calling for an independent investigation after an Ohio officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy while investigating a reported armed robbery is returning to downtown Columbus to protest.

Esther Honig / WOSU

The use of deadly force by Columbus Police remains under question as the investigation continues into the death of 13 year old Tyre King.  He was shot by an officer after police responded to an armed robbery on the Near East side.  Police say King pulled a BB gun from his waistband following a foot chase. King's family  wants an investigation. So how exactly are Columbus police officers trained to use deadly force?

Columbus Police say they're investigating after an Ohio State University assistant football coach hit a bicyclist.

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Police say a 2-year-old child has died after he was found unresponsive in a pool at an apartment complex in Worthington.