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Council to Take Up ‘Andre’s Law,’ CPD to Get $4.5M Body Camera Upgrade

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council to Take Up ‘Andre’s Law,’ CPD to Get $4.5M Body Camera Upgrade

Columbus City Council will take up Andre’s Law, a law proposed by the family of Andre Hill, the 47-year-old Black man shot by a Columbus police officer in December. Mayor Andrew Ginther announced in a Thursday media briefing the taking up of the law by the city, which would require changes to the Columbus City […]

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Police Chief Quinlan Recommends Termination of Officer Adam Coy

Anne Evans Anne Evans Police Chief Quinlan Recommends Termination of Officer Adam Coy

As a result of the inappropriate action taken by Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy on the early morning of December 22, 2020, resulting in the death of Andre’ Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, Chief of Police Thomas Quinlan has recommended the termination of Coy from the police force. In a video statement released tonight, Chief […]

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Residents to Vote on Civilian Police Review Board in November

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Residents to Vote on Civilian Police Review Board in November

On Monday, July 27, Columbus City Council will vote on legislation to amend the Columbus City Charter to allow for the creation of an independent civilian police review board, a proposal that will be voted on by Columbus residents during the general election in November. This announcement came during a morning press conference on Monday, […]

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Protesters File Lawsuit Against City of Columbus, Officers

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Protesters File Lawsuit Against City of Columbus, Officers

A group of local law firms filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday against the City of Columbus, Columbus Division of Police Chief Thomas Quinlan, Sergeant David Gitlitz and several officers on behalf of over a dozen people attacked by Columbus police officers during recent protests who used “excessive use of force, including […]

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Scooters Pulled From Streets at Request of CPD After Incidents with Protesters

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scooters Pulled From Streets at Request of CPD After Incidents with Protesters

Access to rentable electric scooters in Columbus was taken away completely – at the request of the Columbus Division of Police – after multiple incidents in which police say protesters threw the devices at officers. Riders were unable to rent scooters anywhere in the city from June 22 to June 31. On July 1, a […]

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Ohio Police Departments See Increase in Controversial Misconduct on Social Media

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Police Departments See Increase in Controversial Misconduct on Social Media

By Tyler Buchanan George Floyd had only been dead for a few days, and Mount Eaton police officer Jeff Lewis predicted the opinion he was about to share about Floyd would not be popular. “Here’s where I lose more ‘friends,’” Lewis posted to his Facebook page, alongside a photo of Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin with his […]

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Stonewall Drops Festival for PRIDE 2020, Will No Longer Engage with CPD

Susan Post Susan Post Stonewall Drops Festival for PRIDE 2020, Will No Longer Engage with CPD

Stonewall Columbus Interim Executive Director Densil Porteous earlier this week announced more changes for Columbus PRIDE 2020, which had already been rescheduled for October due to the coronavirus pandemic. “While things continue to change, at this moment we know we will not host a traditional pride festival at our postponed time in October, a possibility […]

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