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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.
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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.

A Euclid police officer got his job back after he was fired for a traffic stop in which dash cam video showed him punching a man. 

Michael Amiott was awarded back pay and had a 30-day suspension overturned after an arbitrator ruled Euclid did not have just cause to terminate Amiott for repeatedly punching Richard Hubbard in August 2017.

Amiott will get his job back if he completes 80 hours of in-class training and 60 days of field training.

The Dallas Police Department has fired Officer Amber Guyger after she fatally shot a black man in his own home earlier this month.

Guyger told investigators that she shot 26-year-old Botham Jean on Sept. 6 after she mistakenly entered what she believed was her apartment in the same complex and saw someone she thought was a burglar. The incident has raised tensions in Texas, with demonstrators demanding that she be fired.

Ohio State University's William Oxley Thompson Library.
Ohio State University

The Fraternal Order of Police is objecting to an Ohio State University professor’s visit to a local school because of comments he made about police on social media.

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SURJ Columbus is helping host a rally and vigil Thursday night for a woman fatally shot by a Columbus Police officer last week.

A 28-year-old man was killed in a confrontation with Columbus Police on Thursday afternoon in Northland. An officer was also wounded in the exchange.