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Columbus Police vehicles outside the division headquarters.
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Columbus Division of Police has changed its policy on identifying juveniles who are victims of crimes. 

Columbus Police vehicles outside the division headquarters.
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Columbus voters will have a chance to weigh in on police oversight in November. City leaders on Monday announced a charter amendment that would create a Civilian Review Board, a major goal of police reformers.

Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan at a press conference on Feb. 4, 2020.
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Ten people were shot in Columbus over the weekend, and three people were killed. According to the city of Columbus, all of the victims were under the age of 26. 

Columbus City Hall on April 15, 2020.
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Columbus City Council is promising short-term reforms for the police and committing to longer term, structural transformation. Council members aim to complete the first wave of legislation by the end of July.

Columbus Police confront protesters at a demonstration downtown on June 2, 2020.
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Columbus Police will no longer use tear gas to disperse peaceful crowds, Mayor Andrew Ginther announced Tuesday. 

Columbus Police used tear gas to disperse protesters on May 31, soon after arriving downtown.
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Exercise restraint. Use only the minimum amount of lawful force. Do not show anger.

Every officer in training in Ohio is taught crowd control policies, outlined in a document that Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan helped write. Following recent demonstrations over police violence, however, protesters question if Quinlan’s officers followed those guidelines.

Mayor Andrew Ginther announces the selection of Tom Quinlan as the new Chief of Columbus Police, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.
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In a heated meeting, Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan and Mayor Andrew Ginther checked in with the Safety Advisory Commission to give a progress report on reform recommendations and gather feedback on police response to protests.

People hand out water bottles and supplies as protesters march on High Street in Columbus on June 2, 2020.
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Columbus Police arrest records released Wednesday contradict repeated claims by Mayor Andrew Ginther and Chief Tom Quinlan that the destructive elements of local protests were led by "outside agitators."

Protesters hit with tear gas by Columbus Police on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan on Tuesday defended the use of pepper spray and tear gas during recent protests, arguing that deploying chemicals to disperse a crowd is more appropriate than arrest.

Protesters at the Ohio Statehouse lay on the ground chanting "I can't breathe" on Monday, June 1, 2020.
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Columbus' fifth full day of protests remained mostly peaceful, with police walking and even kneeling alongside protesters, until just after curfew when officers met demonstrators with pepper spray on the Ohio State campus.

Columbus Police officers maintain crowds around the Ohio Statehouse on May 30, 2020.
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With protesters again demonstrating in downtown Columbus, City Council on Monday voted to declare racism a public health crisis. 

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A Columbus Police officer is expected to recover after being shot Thursday morning on the city’s Northeast Side.

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Fired Columbus Police Vice officers Steven Rosser and Whitney Lancaster have been arrested on federal civil rights charges.

Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz briefed the media on February 26, 2020 on deaths by suicide, drug overdose and homicide.
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Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz announced Wednesday that suicide and homicide deaths have increased 40% from the same period last year, while overdose deaths have gone up by 49%.

Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan at a press conference on Feb. 4, 2020.
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After a spate of gun violence in Columbus, Police Chief Tom Quinlan pleaded Tuesday for the public to come forward if they have information about recent shootings.

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