Franklin County Sheriff

Protesters march in downtown Columbus on June 2, 2020.
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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has opened a new office to promote diversity and equity, following massive protests in Columbus over police violence and racism.

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Two Franklin County deputies are expected to survive after being shot while trying to serve a warrant at a Linden home on Tuesday morning.

A foreclosure sign.
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Foreclosures resume in Franklin County after more than a two-month halt.

In Franklin County, people with sex offenses register at the Karnes Building on High Street.
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Even as most Ohioans are encouraged to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, people convicted of sexual offenses are still required to register in person. Some Ohio counties and even nearby states have waived that in-person requirement, but most, including Franklin County, have not.

10TV Meteorologist Mike Davis was arrested Thursday morning on child pornography charges.
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New details have emerged in the case of Mike Davis, the former 10TV meteorologist charged with possessing child pornography.

Franklin County Sheriff's cruiser
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The Franklin County Sheriff has changed how the department handles vehicle pursuits in an effort to increase safety.

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Franklin County Sheriff's deputies recently followed their noses and discovered a large amount of marijuana growing outside of a Prairie Township home. A 59-year-old man has been arrested.

Franklin County Courthouse
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A grand jury has declined to indict a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy for fatally shooting 16-year-old Joseph Haynes outside a county courtroom.

Franklin County Sheriff's cruiser
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The state auditor's office is investigating the Franklin County Sheriff's office over allegations that a unit in the sheriff's office was inconsistent in handling in money seized from drug dealers and other criminals. 

Franklin County Sheriff's cruiser
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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a potential murder-suicide.

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As the Franklin County Sheriff’s office continues to investigate the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy at the courthouse, the Franklin County deputy involved in the incident has returned from administrative leave.

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Franklin County Sheriff’s office has released the name of the deputy who shot and killed 16-year-old Joseph Haynes, as well as video of the day of the incident.

Esther Honig

Rianne Dotson smokes a cigarette on the front steps of her grandmother’s home off South Parson’s Ave. Like the rest of the family, Dotson says she’s feeling an immense amount of grief after receiving a phone call yesterday informing her that her 16-year-old nephew had been fatally shot.

“We’re feeling a lot of pain, a lot of hurt, and we’re wanting justice,” Dotson says.

Esther Honig

Sixteen-year-old Joseph Haynes was killed in a shooting after a fight broke out at the Franklin County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office confirmed.

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After Reuters published footage from 22 incidents in four U.S. jails, watchdogs at the United Nations are urging U.S. authorities to investigate criminal charges against jail officials in Ohio and three other states for torture. 

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