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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Columbus Division of Police officers rarely use gas masks, but they have them in case highly volatile situations like riots break out. So Iris Velasco schedules a yearly gas mask fitting to ensure officers are ready to go.

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The City of Columbus released the names of applicants to the vacant police chief position. Thirty-six people applied to become the next Columbus Police chief.

Six former workers at Kahoots strip club in northwest Columbus say they were unjustly arrested by Columbus Police Vice officers.
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The City of Columbus wants a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by former strip club dancers who say they were unjustly arrested last October.

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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Stormy Daniels has settled a civil suit with the city of Columbus and a group of former Vice Unit officers who arrested her last year at a strip club.

The families of Henry Green and Tyre King demanded independent investigations in both fatal shooting cases.
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A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Columbus Police officers over the 2016 shooting of Henry Green by undercover officers.

Rhonda Grizzell, Columbus Police's new Wellness Bureau Commander, has been pushing for officer wellness initiatives for years.
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Rhonda Grizzell leads me up a curved staircase to a conference room in the Columbus Police headquarters downtown. As she takes the new role of Wellness Bureau Commander, her office is in disarray while she switches working spaces.

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Columbus Police Interim Chief Tom Quinlan says he's recommending the firing of officers Steve Rosser and Whitney Lancaster, both of whom were involved in the now-dissolved Vice Unit.

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The Columbus Division of Police is testing out a new uniform meant to improve officer comfort and safety.

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