use of force

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The Ohio State University has canceled a training session hosted by an outside group using what it calls “force science” to explain the actions of police.

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Columbus Police say SWAT officers killed a 17-year-old boy suspected of murder Thursday after he opened fire on them during an attempted arrest.

Body camera footage shows of a Columbus Police Officer who punched a man on Heyl Avenue last week.
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Three men who were involved in an altercation with Columbus Police earlier this year, which went viral on social media, have filed a lawsuit claiming the officers violated their civil rights.

Body camera footage shows of a Columbus Police Officer who punched a man on Heyl Avenue last week.
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UPDATE: On June 28, City Attorney Zach Klein dismissed charges against Jonathan Robinson. Read our original story below.

A weekend incident on Columbus’ South Side is forcing city officials and residents to once again wrestle with the lines of justifiable use of force by police officers.

Body camera footage shows of a Columbus Police Officer who punched a man on Heyl Avenue last week.
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Columbus Police have released the body camera videos of a confrontation on the city's South Side last week, where an officer punched a man.

Columbus police officer struggle to subdue Timothy Davis during a September 1 arrest.
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A federal lawsuit alleges Columbus Police used excessive force when they arrested Timothy Davis earlier this month, an incident caught on cellphone video.

Columbus police officer struggle to subdue Timothy Davis during a September 1 arrest.
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Community activists are demanding an investigation into the arrest of a Columbus man after cellphone video showed officers kicking and punching the man.

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled an East Cleveland judge can hear criminal charges against five police supervisors, following the death of two unarmed black individuals in a barrage of police gunfire. But the Cuyahoga County prosecutor hasn't decided whether he will pursue those charges.

Ohio Police Commission Discusses Law Enforcement Training

May 14, 2015
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Ohio's police training commission is having its first meeting since recommendations came down to boost basic training requirements and create standards for officers' use of deadly force.