Ron O'Brien

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Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien have come out against Issue 1, arguing their own plan is more effective.

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The FBI and local prosecutors announced on Thursday that a federal grand jury indicted a former Franklin Township police officer on two charges stemming from use of excessive force.

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Franklin County’s prosecutor will bring in outside counsel to review evidence related to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

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A Franklin County grand jury has decided not to bring charges against a Columbus officer who shot and killed a man during a traffic stop last April.

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The man accused of fatally shooting two Westerville Police officers has been indicted on charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.

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The killer of Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes has dodged the death penalty.

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The man now convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes last February sat silently in court as the judge read the jury's verdict: Guilty on all counts, including aggravated murder.

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After Reuters published footage from 22 incidents in four U.S. jails, watchdogs at the United Nations are urging U.S. authorities to investigate criminal charges against jail officials in Ohio and three other states for torture. 

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Franklin County’s prosecutor says his office will pursue the death penalty against a Gahanna man convicted of setting his ex-girlfriend on fire nearly two years before she died.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien talks to reporters in 2012.
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The prosecutor involved in the case of the kidnapping, rape and murder of an Ohio State student in February is pleased with the introduction of legislation named for her. But he thinks changes relating to release and monitoring of accused criminals could have happened sooner.

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Franklin County's prosecutor says seven people have been indicted on charges they voted illegally because they weren't citizens.

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Authorities say the state will not pursue a criminal case after an investigation into the fatal Ohio State Fair ride accident in late July.

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After a three-year break, Ohio is set to execute a death row inmate later this month. Ronald Phillips was convicted of raping and killing his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter in Akron in 1993. He's scheduled for execution July 26, but opponents of the death penalty continue pressing Governor John Kasich for a last-minute reprieve.

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Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien will pursue the death penalty against Brian Golsby, the man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering Ohio State University senior Reagan Tokes in early February.

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A Hilliard man has been charged with vandalizing a Columbus-area mosque, in an incident that the Franklin County prosecutor and investigators are now calling a hate crime.

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