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Columbus Police disproportionately use force against black suspects, according to a department-wide review released by the city Wednesday. The study also found wide racial disparities in the public perception of police.

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Columbus police say a June shooting that killed one teen and injured another was not the result of a home invasion as originally reported, but was caused by teens playing with a gun. 

Some of Columbus Police's new therapy dogs.
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Columbus Police are training five therapy dogs and police handlers to provide comfort to victims and witnesses of crime.

Protesters outside the Franklin County Courthouse react to the sentencing of Masonique Saunders on August 2, 2019.
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Masonique Saunders has been sentenced to three years in a Department of Youth Services prison on charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery. The charges stem from Saunders' role in an armed robbery that ended with a Columbus Police officer fatally shooting her boyfriend, Julius Ervin Tate, Jr.

In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels attends the opening of the adult entertainment fair 'Venus' in Berlin, Germany.
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Columbus Police have released documents detailing departmental charges against officers involved with an undercover operation that led to Stormy Daniels' arrest at a strip club last year.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Columbus Police is departmentally charging five former Vice Unit officers over the 2018 arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels.

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Columbus Police Interim Chief Tom Quinlan says he is considering changing a department policy that forbids officers from wearing headscarves.

Police Chief Tom Quinlan announces the division's reorganization.
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The Columbus Division of Police announced an organizational restructuring that went into effect this weekend, including a replacement for the disbanded Vice Unit.

Operation Home Run and Operation Triple Play took place over four days and led to the arrest of 50 men, most of them local.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says Operation Home Run focused on arresting “johns” who solicit women, not knowing if they are victims of human trafficking.

Body camera footage shows of a Columbus Police Officer who punched a man on Heyl Avenue last week.
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UPDATE: On June 28, City Attorney Zach Klein dismissed charges against Jonathan Robinson. Read our original story below.

A weekend incident on Columbus’ South Side is forcing city officials and residents to once again wrestle with the lines of justifiable use of force by police officers.

Community members gather at the Columbus Urban League on June 25, 2019, to discuss what they want from a new Columbus Police chief.
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The city of Columbus held a community forum Tuesday night to hear from residents about what they want in the next Columbus Police chief.

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Columbus Police say two teenagers were shot in an incident near Lockbourne Road Tuesday night.

Humane Society rescue team members load dogs during a commercial breeder rescue on June 16, 2017 in Wolfeboro, N.C.
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Officials from the Columbus Division of Police and multiple county sheriff’s offices gathered in a makeshift classroom Thursday to learn about animal cruelty.

Body camera footage shows of a Columbus Police Officer who punched a man on Heyl Avenue last week.
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Columbus Police have released the body camera videos of a confrontation on the city's South Side last week, where an officer punched a man.

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Columbus Police is hosting its first women’s recruitment webinar Tuesday as part of a push to increase the division’s diversity.