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Humane Society rescue team members load dogs during a commercial breeder rescue on June 16, 2017 in Wolfeboro, N.C.
Meredith Lee / Human Society Of The United States

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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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.

Body camera footage shows of a Columbus Police Officer who punched a man on Heyl Avenue last week.
Columbus Police Division / YouTube

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.

Columbus Police say they expect to release body camera footage Monday from a weekend altercation where an officer punched a man in the neck.

An Ohio advocacy group began distributing placards to improve communication between law enforcement and deaf or hard-of-hearing drivers. 

Protesters gather at the Franklin County Courthouse on May 9, 2019, to protest charges against teenager Masonique Saunders.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Masonique Saunders has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery in the case of Julius Ervin Tate, Jr., her boyfriend who was fatally shot by Columbus Police in December 2018.

A woman has pleaded not guilty to charges of filing a false misconduct report against Columbus Police Vice officer Whitney Lancaster.

Dan Konik / Statehouse News Bureau

The Ohio Supreme Court has determined Columbus Police officers were justified in their search of a man after hearing gunshots in the area.

Carla Hoover, a former dancer at the strip club Kahoots, says she was forced out of the industry by Columbus Police.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

A billboard advertising the strip club Kahoots hovers over Henderson Road on the edge of Upper Arlington. It features pink lettering, and a woman whose eyes look directly at passerby.

This is where Carla Hoover says she used to dance before being forced out of the industry.

Six former workers at Kahoots strip club in northwest Columbus say they were unjustly arrested by Columbus Police Vice officers.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Six former workers at Kahoots strip club in northwest Columbus have filed a federal lawsuit against two Columbus Police Vice officers, saying they were unjustly arrested.

a funeral service card bearing the likeness of Tyre King, carried by a mourner outside the First Church of God in Columbus on September 24, 2016.
John Minchillo / AP

Four teenagers who were with a black 13-year-old Ohio boy before he was fatally shot by a white police officer have been added as third-party defendants in a civil rights lawsuit over his death, even though his family doesn't believe the teens should be held financially responsible.

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.
Justice Department

A federal grand jury indicted former Columbus Police officer Andrew Mitchell on two additional charges Thursday.

At a rally last year, a protester holds up a picture of Donna Castleberry, who was shot and killed in the undercover car of former Vice officer Andrew Mitchell in August 2018.
Katie Forbes / KRForbesPhotography

The future of Columbus Police is uncertain following the end of the Vice Unit. One former officer, Andrew Mitchell, faces federal and state charges. Two other officers have been relieved of duty. While the department and FBI continue their investigations, the city has launched a nationwide search for a new police chief.

Below is a timeline of major events in the case so far. This post will be updated as more information develops.

Child Injury Prevention Alliance

The city of Columbus is hiring more minoriy candidates as Columbus Police officers and firefighters. Officials give part of the credit to a two-year-old effort that includes residents in the hiring process as communitiy evaluators.

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