Columbus Police

Six former workers at Kahoots strip club in northwest Columbus say they were unjustly arrested by Columbus Police Vice officers.
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Owners of the now-shuttered Kahoots strip club have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Columbus and two former Vice Unit officers.

Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan

Jan 14, 2020
Tom Quinlan was selected in December as the new Columbus Police Chief.
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Thomas Quinlan was named police chief of the Columbus Division of Police in December, after nearly a year in an interim role and 30 years on the force.

Vacant homes boarded up along Warren Avenue on Columbus' West Side.
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Bright orange “vacant” signs hang from the boarded-up doors and windows of houses on Warren Avenue. This West Side neighborhood has kept Columbus Police Officer Edward Chung quite busy on patrol.

Body camera footage shows of a Columbus Police Officer who punched a man on Heyl Avenue last week.
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Three men who were involved in an altercation with Columbus Police earlier this year, which went viral on social media, have filed a lawsuit claiming the officers violated their civil rights.

Columbus Police transport a client to a local hospital after responding to a mental health call.
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Social worker Kristin Moreland changes the car radio from a country station to one that plays Top 40 Hits.          

“He’ll probably change it back,” Moreland says, gesturing to Columbus Police officer Bob Heinzman.

Jeremiah Miller, a biracial man, found different experiences with police when they listed his race as "black" compared to when they listed him as "white."
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Followed in a public park and forced to leave. Cuffed and questioned for whistling while waiting for a bus. Pulled over for spending too much time at a gas station.

Some black drivers and pedestrians in Cincinnati say they’ve been unfairly stopped and questioned by police. 

Tom Quinlan was selected in December as the new Columbus Police Chief.
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Thomas Quinlan will step up to become the next Columbus Police chief. His promotion caps off a nationwide search that considered candidates from outside the department for the first time in city history, but ultimately ended back at the 30-year veteran who's served as interim chief for the last year.

SWAT officer

Update 7:45 a.m. Police arrested John McGill, 49, following a four-hour standoff that police say included McGill firing at SWAT officers gathered outside a home. No injuries were reported.

The school lockdowns lasted about two hours and people were able to return to nearby homes around 7 p.m.

Mykeisha Roberts, Columbus health commissioner, speaks at a press conference at Barack Community Center on Nov. 26, 2019.
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Mayor Andrew Ginther announced that the city of Columbus is seeing a reduction in violent crime, giving credit to an expanded Columbus Police initiative.

highway in Columbus
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Columbus City Council will vote to accept a grant for police to implement the Drugged Driving Enforcement Program on Monday night.

Tom Quinlan (left) and Perry Tarrant (right) at a forum for the finalists of the Columbus Police Chief position.
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The two finalists vying to become Columbus' next police chief answered a range of questions in a Thursday evening forum designed to help the community get a feel for both people.

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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Attorneys for porn star Stormy Daniels are challenging a request by President Donald Trump’s lawyers to stake claim to a settlement between Daniels and the city of Columbus.

Columbus mayor Andrew Ginther.
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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther released his proposed 2020 operating budget for the city Wednesday morning. The budget totals $965 million, and represents a 5.56% increase from the previous year.

Columbus Police Car
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The search committee for the next Columbus Police chief announced that its search has come down to two finalists: Columbus Police Interim Chief Tom Quinlan and former Seattle Police Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant.

Mike Pucillo
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Mike Pucillo lives in Olde Towne East, and he has three Ring doorbells: one on his front door, his back door and the garage. He likes having a way to check in when he’s gone.