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In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels attends the opening of the adult entertainment fair 'Venus' in Berlin, Germany.
Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

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.
Esther Honig / WOSU

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.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

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.

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.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces the results of a sex trafficking sting on September 13, 2019.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

A three-day, multi-agency, undercover human trafficking sting in Central Ohio has resulted in the arrest of 104 people. This sting is just the latest in statewide efforts to combat human trafficking.

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Columbus Police have identified an officer who shot a suspect Wednesday night on the city's Southeast side. The man, 18-year-old Tasjon Tyreek Osbourne, later died at a hospital. 

Columbus Police Vice officer Andrew Mitchell was arrested Monday for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting multiple women, while acting under his duties as a police officer.
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A Franklin County court is setting a new date for the trial of Columbus Police Vice officer Andrew Mitchell. He faces charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter stemming from the fatal shooting of of Donna Castleberry last August.

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.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

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.
Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

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.
Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

Columbus Police is departmentally charging five former Vice Unit officers over the 2018 arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels.

Esther Honig / WOSU

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