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Police Accountability Project Says Federal Review of CPD Does Not Go Far Enough

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Police Accountability Project Says Federal Review of CPD Does Not Go Far Enough

The Columbus Police Accountability Project has responded to the announcement that the United States Department of Justice would be reviewing the Columbus Division of Police, saying the review does not meet the community’s call for a federal investigation. Earlier this year, community organizations, including the ACLU Ohio, the Columbus NAACP and the Columbus Urban League, […]

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US Department of Justice to Review Columbus Police Department

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman US Department of Justice to Review Columbus Police Department

The City of Columbus has announced the U.S. Department of Justice has accepted its invitation to review the Columbus Division of Police. The DOJ will provide assistance through its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), according to a press release, which is responsible for improving community policing nationwide. The partnership with the city will […]

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Data from City’s Alternative Response Pilot Program Shows its Potential

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Data from City’s Alternative Response Pilot Program Shows its Potential

Data from a six-week pilot program focused on providing more accurate emergency-response experiences citywide highlights the need for more alternative responses in emergency situations that do not require police and fire forces. The first two weeks of the pilot program, which ran from June 7 to July 2, were used to develop policies and hold […]

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City Council Approves New FOP Contract

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Approves New FOP Contract

The city has reached an agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police on a three-year contract approved by members through a vote that ended on Saturday, July 25, according to the city. “This is the most progressive contract in a generation,” said Mayor Ginther in a statement announcing the new FOP contract. “Through good-faith collective […]

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Council Announces Effort to Curb Illegal ATV and Dirt Bike Operation

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council Announces Effort to Curb Illegal ATV and Dirt Bike Operation

On Wednesday, July 21, Columbus City Council announced legislative and enforcement efforts to curb “reckless” and illegal ATV and dirt bike operation throughout the city. The efforts include new legislation charging reckless operating of an ATV or dirt bike with a fine of up to $1,000 and police confiscation of the vehicle. “Since the beginning […]

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Still No Discipline for Columbus Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Journalists

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Still No Discipline for Columbus Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Journalists

By Marty Schladen The union that represents Columbus police is saying one thing but doing another regarding possible misconduct during last summer’s demonstrations. Its leader said there shouldn’t be a rush to judge apparent police wrongdoing, but then the union moved to block the fuller investigation that its leader claimed to want.  Such union obstruction in […]

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BCI Investigation of Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting Submitted to Franklin County Prosecutor

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman BCI Investigation of Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting Submitted to Franklin County Prosecutor

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation has referred two investigations regarding two fatal shootings by police officers in Central Ohio to the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney. This includes the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant by Columbus Division of Police officer Nicholas Reardon in April. BCI interviewed 18 witnesses — […]

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