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Summer Safety Initiative

The families of Henry Green and Tyre King demanded independent investigations in both fatal shooting cases.
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A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Columbus Police officers over the 2016 shooting of Henry Green by undercover officers.

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With a rising homicide rate, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says violent crime in the city will get more attention this summer as officers ramp up their efforts in vulnerable neighborhoods.  

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Mayor Andrew Ginther at his State of the City address on Thursday is expected to announce plans to extend a controversial summer policing program year-round.

The Summer Safety Initiative targets higher-crime areas with increased patrols - something that activists say unfairly targets minority neighborhoods.