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In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels attends the opening of the adult entertainment fair 'Venus' in Berlin, Germany.
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Columbus Police have released documents detailing departmental charges against officers involved with an undercover operation that led to Stormy Daniels' arrest at a strip club last year.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Columbus Police is departmentally charging five former Vice Unit officers over the 2018 arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels.

At a rally last year, a protester holds up a picture of Donna Castleberry, who was shot and killed in the undercover car of former Vice officer Andrew Mitchell in August 2018.
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The future of Columbus Police is uncertain following the end of the Vice Unit. One former officer, Andrew Mitchell, faces federal and state charges. Two other officers have been relieved of duty. While the department and FBI continue their investigations, the city has launched a nationwide search for a new police chief.

Below is a timeline of major events in the case so far. This post will be updated as more information develops.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Columbus Police have concluded their internal investigation into the 2018 arrest of Stormy Daniels at a Columbus strip club, which the department calls “improper” but not pre-planned or politically motivated.

Miranda Panda and Brittany Walters were arrested at Sirens strip club in Columbus on July 11, 2018, during an appearance by Stormy Daniels.
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Columbus City Council will vote Monday whether to pay $150,000 to settle a lawsuit with Miranda Panda and Brittany Walters, who were arrested at a strip club last July with adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Stormy Daniels has filed a federal civil rights unit against the Columbus Police Vice Unit, claiming her July arrest was the result of a “political vendetta.”

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Columbus Police's Vice Unit will resume limited operations, the department announced Friday, one day after relieving a third Vice officer of duty.

Updated at 4:13 p.m. ET

A federal judge sentenced Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday following Cohen's guilty pleas to a number of political and finance crimes.

Those three years would be followed by three years of supervised release, and Cohen also is subject to forfeiture of $500,000, restitution of $1.4 million and fines totaling $100,000.

Cohen had asked for leniency. He said in court, however, that he accepts responsibility for his actions.

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Columbus Police Vice Unit detective Steve Rosser was relieved of active duty Wednesday, according to department spokesperson Denise Alex-Bouzounis.

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against President Trump by adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claimed the president had defamed her earlier this year on Twitter.

The lawsuit was filed over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011 not to go public with her story of an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Stormy Daniels’ co-defendants Miranda Panda and Brittany Walters filed a lawsuit in federal district court Tuesday morning alleging Columbus Police Vice Unit officers wrongfully arrested them in July.

Esther Honig / WOSU

Columbus Police announced Thursday that it will "pause" all but the most important Vice Unit cases while it conducts an internal review.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says he’s willing to reopen old cases and potentially erase the convictions of people under a state law meant to limit touching in strip clubs. 

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

President Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels could be on stage in Ohio at the same time, some 90 miles apart.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

After the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels at a Columbus strip club, City Attorney Zach Klein is refusing to prosecute charges filed under the state’s "Community Defense Act," citing problems with its drafting. But it’s unclear what that means for people were previously charged under the law.

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