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Calls for the Resignation of Mayor Ginther, Chief Quinlan Grow

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Calls for the Resignation of Mayor Ginther, Chief Quinlan Grow

A change.org petition and a formal committee have been launched in an effort to get Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus Division of Police Chief Thomas Quinlan or both to resign. Protesters have launched the Committee to Recall Ginther, a grassroots effort that has announced a recall petition demanding the mayor’s resignation. The announcement coincided with […]

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City, Airbnb Crack Down on Mass Gatherings

Susan Post Susan Post City, Airbnb Crack Down on Mass Gatherings

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Tuesday, May 5 with information from Airbnb. Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein is providing the Columbus Police Department with new guidance regarding cracking down on house parties and mass gatherings in the city. “To stop more reckless and selfish conduct, I’m recommending that CPD issue citations to any […]

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Community Leaders Call for Accountability in Process to Reform Police Department

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Leaders Call for Accountability in Process to Reform Police Department

Between the selection of Tom Quinlan as the new chief of the Columbus Division of Police and the recent report released by the Community Safety Advisory Commission, it’s safe to say some changes may soon be underway for the department. As the public awaits next steps, community leaders are pushing for early and often measures […]

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Recommendations for Handling Protestors, Juvenile Justice in new Commission Report

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Recommendations for Handling Protestors, Juvenile Justice in new Commission Report

An 18-month process has finally seen the Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission release its final report to Mayor Andrew Ginther. In November 2017, Mayor Ginther announced the creation of the commission. Since April of the following year, the commission conducted 24 meetings, with two public forums held in 2019 for community feedback. The commission reviewed […]

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Consulting Group Unveils 140 Police Recommendations in Report

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Consulting Group Unveils 140 Police Recommendations in Report

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to state the recommendations are the work of Matrix Consulting Group, not the Columbus Community Safety Commission. Matrix Consulting Group, the third-party consultant hired by the City of Columbus to review the Columbus Division of Police, has released their study and given 140 recommendations to reform police policies, […]

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Columbus Police Disbands Vice Unit

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Police Disbands Vice Unit

Last night, the Columbus Division of Police announced that it would be getting rid of its Vice Section under the Narcotics Bureau, following last week’s federal indictment of Vice Detective Andrew Mitchell. Moving forward, vice-related crimes will be addressed with a “community-centered approach”. “Many officers who have worked Vice are dedicated professionals who responsibly carry […]

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“Aware” Town Hall Meeting

  “Aware” Town Hall Meeting

A discussion on active shooter awareness and preparedness with keynote speaker Gregory A. McDonald, D.D.S., F.I.C.D., K.T.J., Chief Forensic Odontologist, State of Ohio, Montgomery County Coroner’s Office and a panel of experts. This event is free to the public. Coffee service will be provided.

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