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State and federal law enforcement raided Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s office Thursday afternoon, a move that Budish denounced as “without justification.” 

About nine agents from the FBI and the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrived before noon and spent several hours in the county headquarters building, leaving just before 4 p.m., county spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan said.

They left with five boxes, an envelope of equipment and two hard drives, one of which belonged to Budish, Madigan said.

The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police is slamming Attorney General Mike DeWine, saying he has not done enough to speed up drug kit testing within his agency. However, DeWine’s office disputes the allegations of sluggish turnaround times. 

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Thousands of DNA profiles legally required to be collected from adults arrested for felonies or convicted of some misdemeanors in Ohio are missing from state and national crime databases, according to a newspaper network's investigation.

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Chief Kim Jacobs has requested the help of the FBI in investigating Columbus Police’s vice unit.

New Body Armor Arrives For State Agents After Grievance

Aug 31, 2018
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New body armor has arrived at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to replace bulletproof vests that had expired.

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Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised repeated concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed this May, public records show.

DeWine Unveils Body Armor Grants, FOP Critical Of Delay

Aug 15, 2018
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state's injured worker fund is setting aside a portion of its safety grant funding to help local police agencies pay for bulletproof vests.

Ohio Attorney General and Republican governor candidate Mike DeWine addresses supporters after winning the primary election, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus.
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Ohio Sheriffs are criticizing Attorney General and Republican candidate for Governor Mike DeWine over expired body armor. 

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine flanked by Bureau of Criminal Investigation scientists, announced the state has completed testing a backlog of nearly 14,000 rape kits.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday that state officials have cleared Ohio's backlog of untested rape kits. The state has been working through nearly 14,000 kits since 2011.

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An Ohio judge is in the hospital after being ambushed by a gunman while walking to work at the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville on Monday morning. 

The new BCI drug testing lab in Springfield, Ohio.
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with officials from Clark County and the city of Springfield, unveiled a new Bureau of Criminal Investigation lab in downtown Springfield on Tuesday.

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State investigators are ramping up their efforts to put an end to human trafficking by taking a closer look at current statistics and data.