Columbus Police

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Fired Columbus Police Vice officers Steven Rosser and Whitney Lancaster have been arrested on federal civil rights charges.

Reducing Demand For Prostitution

Mar 3, 2020
CATCH Court graduate Melissa Callaway hugs her sister.
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A new push by local and state officials would levy higher fines and possible new charges on those who solicit sex.

Mayor Andrew Ginther announces the selection of Tom Quinlan as the new Chief of Columbus Police, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.
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The Columbus Freedom Coalition sat down with Mayor Andrew Ginther on Friday, a meeting preceded by high tensions over police violence.

Columbus' second Chief Diversity Officer, Beverly Stallings-Johnson, started in February 2020.
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Only a few weeks into her job as the city’s second-ever chief diversity officer, Beverly Stallings-Johnson says Columbus is getting closer to its goal of a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community.

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In the last 10 years, Columbus City Council has approved almost $5.4 million in payments to settle 35 civil lawsuits related to the Division Of 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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The city of Columbus is paying $185,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by six former strip club dancers who claim they were wrongly arrested as retaliation by police.

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Columbus Police say SWAT officers killed a 17-year-old boy suspected of murder Thursday after he opened fire on them during an attempted arrest.

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Columbus Police now say the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy inside a Hilltop home this week is being investigated as a homicide.

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A 12-year-old boy is dead after police say he inadvertantly shot himself while mishandling a gun inside a Hilltop home Monday evening.

Mayor Andrew Ginther gives his State Of The City speech on February 13, 2020.
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Mayor Andrew Ginther's office announced Friday that they are working to set up a meeting with protesters who interrupted his annual State Of The City address.

Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan at a press conference on Feb. 4, 2020.
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After a spate of gun violence in Columbus, Police Chief Tom Quinlan pleaded Tuesday for the public to come forward if they have information about recent shootings.

Columbus Police have released the names of two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy during an attempted armed robbery last Thursday.

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Columbus Police say a 15-year-old boy is dead after being shot by officers during an attempted armed robbery Thursday.

Mayor Andrew Ginther announces the selection of Tom Quinlan as the new Chief of Columbus Police, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.
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The city's Community Safety Advisory Commission says that Columbus Police should establish an independent civilian review board to oversee any investigations into officer use-of-force, police shootings, citizen complaints and misconduct.

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 new federal lawsuit accuses former Columbus Police Vice Unit officer Andrew Mitchell of raping a woman identified as Jane Doe on multiple occasions.

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