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Elaine Bryant Officially Announced as New Chief of Police

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Elaine Bryant Officially Announced as New Chief of Police

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced Elaine Bryant as Columbus’ next chief of police. She will be the first-ever African American woman and the first external candidate to serve as chief. Bryant is currently the deputy chief of police for the City of Detroit. Last month, she joined fellow finalists Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs and […]

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Dawn Tyler Lee Named New Franklin County Commissioner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dawn Tyler Lee Named New Franklin County Commissioner

Following the retirement of Commissioner Marilyn Brown earlier this month, the remaining Franklin County Commissioners have appointed a replacement to fill her position. Dawn Tyler Lee will serve as acting commissioner until the Franklin County Democratic Party’s Central Committee names a permanent replacement to fill out the rest of the term. With her swearing-in, Tyler […]

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Police Chief Town Hall Finds Candidates Ready to Serve, Lead Change

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Police Chief Town Hall Finds Candidates Ready to Serve, Lead Change

In a Wednesday evening town hall event, the finalists for Columbus’ Chief of Police made their case for the job, citing past successes in increasing diversity, reducing crime and spurring changes in their respective cities. The finalists are Detroit Police Deputy Chief Elaine Bryant, Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs, Dallas Assistant Police Chief Avery […]

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New Public Safety Program to Offer Free Vehicle Light Repair

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Public Safety Program to Offer Free Vehicle Light Repair

A project piloted by the Columbus City Attorney’s Office and Franklin County Commissioners will help Columbus residents with repair services for broken taillights and the like. Project Taillight, a program in partnership with Columbus State Community College, aims to improve public safety and crime prevention by providing low-income residents with headlight, taillight, license plate light, […]

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Finalists, Town Hall for Chief of Police Announced

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Finalists, Town Hall for Chief of Police Announced

The finalists for the next Columbus Chief of Police have been announced. After announcing last week the nine candidates to receive interviews to become the city’s next police chief, that list has been narrowed down to four finalists: Derrick Diggs – Fort Myers Police Chief Avery Moore – Assistant Police Chief Dallas Police Elaine Bryant […]

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Family of Andre’ Hill Reach $10M Settlement with City of Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Family of Andre’ Hill Reach $10M Settlement with City of Columbus

The City of Columbus has reached a settlement of $10,000,000 with the family of Andre’ Hill, who was shot and killed by a former Columbus Division of Police Officer last December. The settlement will be the highest amount ever paid out by the City of Columbus. “No amount of money will ever bring Andre’ Hill […]

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ACLU Ohio, Protester Settle 2017 Lawsuit Against City of Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ACLU Ohio, Protester Settle 2017 Lawsuit Against City of Columbus

A lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Ohio has been settled with the City of Columbus, in which the city will pay a $10,000 settlement to Ellen Hana Abdur-Rahim, who was pepper-sprayed by a Columbus police officer at point-blank range in 2017. The incident occurred during a protest in Downtown Columbus against the Trump Administration’s […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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