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Community Members Break Silence Around Video of Columbus Police Punching and Kicking a Black Civilian

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Members Break Silence Around Video of Columbus Police Punching and Kicking a Black Civilian

Since last weekend, a disturbing video has circulated more than 100,000 times, showing at least six Columbus police officers, some in plain clothes, punching and kicking a black civilian (later identified as Timothy Davis) at a local convenience store. It’s been shared several thousand times, once on the Columbus Division of Police Facebook page. Still, […]

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Columbus Police, City Council Under Fire at Event with Shaun King

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Columbus Police, City Council Under Fire at Event with Shaun King

In the ‘Opportunity City’ of the Midwest, the term “change starts local” has taken on a new meaning. Last Saturday night, an audience of hundreds of Columbus residents gathered to hear speakers address police brutality and learn what everyday residents can do to change the culture of violence that plagues our police force. The event […]

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Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Tuesday evening saw the gathering of local activist organizations outside the Bluestone on East Broad Street, where Mayor Andrew Ginther, members of Columbus City Council, and the Columbus Partnership were having their donor dinner. PJP member Amber Evans, who led the rally, described the Columbus Partnership as “a string of corporations, of businesses, of health […]

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Activists Want Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen Fired for Assaulting Suspect

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Activists Want Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen Fired for Assaulting Suspect

One of the groups behind Justice for Henry Green has released a statement in response to a video released on Monday, which showed Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen kicking restrained suspect Demarko Anderson in the head. “We are appalled, though not surprised, by the actions taken by Columbus Police officers in this video,” said the […]

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