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Police Practices During Protests

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Police in riot gear in front of a protest at the Ohio Statehouse.
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As protests continue against racial injustice around the country, police departments have used a variety of tactics against the crowds.

Some officers march and kneel with protestors, while some indiscriminately use pepper spray. Research shows that when police officers escalate the use of force, the situation worsens.

Columbus Police officers maintain crowds around the Ohio Statehouse on May 30, 2020.
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With protesters again demonstrating in downtown Columbus, City Council on Monday voted to declare racism a public health crisis. 

Police watch protestors in the streets at the intersection of Broad and High streets in downtown Columbus on Thursday.
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A protest against police brutality in downtown Columbus turned violent on Thursday night. Protestors broke windows at the Ohio Statehouse and nearby businesses after a clash with Columbus Police officers. 

Around 400 people gathered at Broad and High streets to demonstrate over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. 

Mayor Andrew Ginther tours the coronavirus "surge" site at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Mayors around Ohio are calling on federal authorities to deliver more funding as coronavirus-caused job losses eat into local revenue.

Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts.
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In what appears to be a first-of-its kind step, Columbus Public Health has declared a local health emergency as a result of the coronavirus.

 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
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The state of Ohio has issued a public health order prohibiting most spectators at this week's Arnold Sports Festival. Event organizers say they will comply with the restrictions.

Christopher Columbus statue in front of Columbus City Hall.
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Columbus city leaders say all full-time permanent city employees will now make at least $15 per hour.

The rivalry soccer fans have been waiting for is finally here. FC Cincinnati travels to Columbus Saturday to take on in-state rival, Columbus Crew SC.

U.S. Mayors Pick Columbus For 2022 Annual Meeting

Jul 22, 2019
Columbus skyline

Columbus will be hosting a major gathering of U.S. mayors for the first time.

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Columbus mayor Andrew Ginther is praising Goveror Kasich for signing off on a bill to stipulate when police body camera footage becomes public record.

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther says many of the details in a now-retracted stadium proposal from the CEO of the Columbus Foundation were presented to the owner of the Columbus Crew in a meeting last week.

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Democratic Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther joins a Republican state lawmaker on Monday to outline a bill that seeks to clarify Ohio law on when police body camera footage is public record.

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While the U.S. House of Representatives delays a vote on the American Health Care Act originally scheduled for Thursday evening, government and healthcare officials from Central Ohio spoke out against the bill at a forum at Columbus' Reeb Avenue Center.

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

The executive director of the Ohio Ethics Commission is speaking out about his group ordering three elected Columbus officials, including Mayor Andrew Ginther, to pay the full expenses of a trip to the 2014 Big 10 Championship football game. Former City Council member Michelle Mills, who also attended the game, is still being investigated by the Commission and federal authorities.