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Investigations Into Resident Complaints of Police Stifled by Officer Aversion

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Investigations Into Resident Complaints of Police Stifled by Officer Aversion

The results of an investigation by the law firm BakerHostetler, in which the firm was charged with reviewing complaints by residents against Columbus police officers during protests early this summer, appears to have been stifled by some officers unwilling to share complete information during the investigation. Mayor Andrew Ginther said during a Tuesday press conference […]

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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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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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Local Abolitionists and Academics Weigh in on Defunding the Police

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Abolitionists and Academics Weigh in on Defunding the Police

By now you’ve seen the signs and hashtags, and maybe you’ve seen the moves made by other cities in the last few weeks. Defund the Police has caught traction with people across the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police and the ensuing weeks […]

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Updated: CCS Alumni Call for End of CPD Partnership

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Updated: CCS Alumni Call for End of CPD Partnership

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on June 8 and has been updated to include new actions from the Columbus Board of Education. Columbus City Schools alumni, students, parents, teachers, staff and community members are calling for the district to end its partnership with the Columbus Police Department. Over 2,500 concerned community members have […]

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Mayor Ginther Issues Directive Banning Tear Gas as a Crowd Control Measure

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Issues Directive Banning Tear Gas as a Crowd Control Measure

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has issued a directive prohibiting the use of tear gas as a crowd control measure and limiting pepper spray only to situations involving “clear instances” of violence. Per a statement from the mayor’s office, additional policy changes in how these chemical agents are used will be drafted in agreement with City […]

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