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The search committee for the next Columbus Police chief announced that its search has come down to two finalists: Columbus Police Interim Chief Tom Quinlan and former Seattle Police Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant.

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The City of Columbus released the names of applicants to the vacant police chief position. Thirty-six people applied to become the next Columbus Police chief.

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Columbus Police Interim Chief Tom Quinlan says he's recommending the firing of officers Steve Rosser and Whitney Lancaster, both of whom were involved in the now-dissolved Vice Unit.

Some of Columbus Police's new therapy dogs.
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Columbus Police are training five therapy dogs and police handlers to provide comfort to victims and witnesses of crime.

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.

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Columbus Police Interim Chief Tom Quinlan says he is considering changing a department policy that forbids officers from wearing headscarves.

Police Chief Tom Quinlan announces the division's reorganization.
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The Columbus Division of Police announced an organizational restructuring that went into effect this weekend, including a replacement for the disbanded Vice Unit.

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.

Mayor Andrew Ginther outlines the city's timetable for hiring a new police chief on Monday, April 8, 2019.
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Columbus is kicking off its search for a new police chief—the 34th in the city’s history.

Columbus Police officer stands in front of protesters at a vigil for Donna Castleberry, who was killed in August by an undercover Columbus Vice officer.
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After months of public scrutiny, investigations, lawsuits and arrests, the Columbus Police Vice Unit met its end in a minute-long video on social media.

Columbus Division of Police has abolished its Vice Unit, effective immediately.