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Columbus Police Vice officer Andrew Mitchell was arrested Monday for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting multiple women, while acting under his duties as a police officer.
Justice Department

Columbus Police Vice officer Andrew Mitchell has retired in "bad standing" from the department, days after being indicted by the Justice Department on seven federal charges.

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

Columbus Police Vice officer Andrew Mitchell was arrested Monday for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting multiple women, while acting under his duties as a police officer.
Justice Department

Columbus Police Vice officer Andrew Mitchell will remain in jail ahead of his federal trial. Mitchell is charged with allegedly kidnapping multiple women under the pretense of arrest and forcing them to have sex in exchange for their freedom.

Columbus Police Vice officer Andrew Mitchell was arrested Monday for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting multiple women, while acting under his duties as a police officer.
Justice Department

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein announced on Tuesday that his office will review and possibly dismiss open and pending cases that solely involve Columbus Police Vice officer Andrew Mitchell.

Federal, local and state authorities announce federal charges against Columbus Police officer Andrew Mitchell on March 11, 2019.
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Federal prosecutors on Monday announced the indictment of Columbus Police Vice officer Andrew Mitchell, who authorities allege kidnapped victims under the guise of an arrest and forced them to exchange sex for their freedom.

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.

Brenda Troy stands in front of New Salem church on Cleveland Avenue. New Salem’s Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry worked with the Vice Unit on an initiative called the "Linden Model."
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Cleveland Avenue stretches from downtown Columbus northward. It’s the main road through Linden, a high crime, low-income neighborhood. The sun sets as Brenda Troy and Donna Hitcho from New Salem Church walk down the street, looking for sex workers.

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

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The family of a woman shot to death by a Columbus vice officer while sitting in the officer's unmarked car says it's still waiting for answers nearly two months after the shooting.

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.

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The FBI has searched the home of Columbus Police vice detective Andrew Mitchell under investigation for misconduct. The search stems from a complaint made against Mitchell one week before he killed a woman inside his unmarked car.

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Chief Kim Jacobs has requested the help of the FBI in investigating Columbus Police’s vice unit.

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