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Five years ago, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed in a public park by a Cleveland police officer. The incident quickly became a rallying point for a growing national conversation about violence against black people at the hands of the police, and Rice continues to be a source of inspiration for artists. 

The First District Court of Appeals is considering whether to lift an injunction that prohibits the Cincinnati Citizen Complaint Authority from questioning any Cincinnati police officer who is a witness during an ongoing criminal case. A court hearing was held Tuesday.

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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. 

Updated at 4:22 p.m. ET Thursday

Officials in Philadelphia are praising city law enforcement for peacefully resolving a chaotic episode Wednesday night in which a gunman armed with an AR-15 and a handgun fired off more than 100 rounds, hitting six police officers, then barricaded himself inside a residence, creating a more than seven-hour standoff.

The suspect is now in custody and all six wounded officers have been released from local hospitals.

Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo., sparked a national civil rights movement around how police and government treat black residents. Yet even as the political momentum around police accountability picked up in other places, some candidates and policies that emanated from the movement stalled around St. Louis and Missouri.

Police in Whitehall say an officer is expected to recover after accidentally shooting himself Wednesday morning.

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.
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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.

Justice Harley (left) and Dkeama Alexis (right) protested for the release of Masonique Saunders outside of the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

A small group of activists protested at Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office Monday, demanding the release of Masonique Saunders.

Columbus Police say an officer is expected to recover after being shot on the city's East Side on Thursday night.

Tamir Rice

A police union says it has appealed the firing of a white Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun.


Kentucky State Police announced that Skylar Williams, who was abducted from Ohio State University's Mansfield campus, was killed by her alleged kidnapper's weapon Tuesday.

Ohio State Department of Public Safety

The suspect and victim in Monday's abduction from Ohio State University's Mansfield campus were pronounced dead following a multi-state police chase that ended with gunfire in Kentucky.

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Columbus city leaders and law enforcement officials gathered at the police academy auditorium on Wednesday to celebrate Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs’ tenure as the city’s top police officer.

Clermont County prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy during a 12-hour standoff that ended Sunday morning.  

Detective Bill Brewer (left) was killed, and Lt. Nick DeRose was wounded, Saturday night in Pierce Township.
Clermont County Sheriff

Court records show a man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy during a 12-hour standoff in Southwest Ohio is set for a court hearing.