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Local Leaders Debate Police Body Cameras

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Leaders Debate Police Body Cameras

Government transparency sits at ends with privacy as city officials and civil rights representatives discuss the specifics of police-worn body cameras. The discussion is still happening, and part of it took place at a forum hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Club at the Boat House on Wednesday. George Speaks, Columbus Director of Public Safety, Andy […]

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Columbus Police to Get Body Cameras in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Police to Get Body Cameras in 2016

Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther announced a new plan today to equip the Columbus police force with body cameras, providing an additional layer of transparency and safety to police interactions with the community. The program echoes statements from a press conference event in May where Mayor Michael Coleman, Police Chief Kim Jacobs and other local […]

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Coleman Wants Police Body Cameras, but Says State Must Act

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Coleman Wants Police Body Cameras, but Says State Must Act

New Police Reforms Mayor Michael Coleman made two things clear Thursday afternoon. The first is that the use of body cameras tops the list of major reforms he wants to see enacted within the Columbus Division of Police. The second is that before Columbus cops start wearing cameras, the state of Ohio must step up […]

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Klein Runs for Re-Election with Public Safety Plans and Accomplishments

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Klein Runs for Re-Election with Public Safety Plans and Accomplishments

Zach Klein has served on Columbus City Council since 2011 and now presides over the Council’s public safety committee. He’s proud of the things he and the rest of the Council have been able to accomplish over the last four years; hiring 450 new police officers and firefighters, opening rec centers and pools in the […]

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