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Charges Filed Against Columbus Police Officers for Misconduct During Last Summer’s Protests

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Charges Filed Against Columbus Police Officers for Misconduct During Last Summer’s Protests

The City of Columbus’ independently-appointed special prosecutor Kathleen Garber along with retired FBI agent and independent investigator Rick Wozniak announced charges have been filed against three Columbus police officers for alleged misconduct during last summer’s protests following the killing of George Floyd. Officers Traci Shaw and Phillip Walls have been charged with various crimes, including […]

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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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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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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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Police Fatally Shoot Columbus Teen Ma’Khia Bryant

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Police Fatally Shoot Columbus Teen Ma’Khia Bryant

Update, April 21, 4:30 p.m.: Further information has been released by Columbus officials, including the name of the officer who shot Ma’Khia. 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by a Columbus Division of Police officer in Southeast Columbus on Tuesday, April 20. Reports of the shooting, in which family and neighbors say Bryant had called […]

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Mayor Ginther Announces Appointments to Civilian Police Review Board

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Announces Appointments to Civilian Police Review Board

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced his appointments to the city’s first Civilian Police Review Board. In November, residents overwhelmingly approved the creation of a Civilian Police Review Board and Inspector General for the Division of Police. A workgroup in December outlined recommendations for the board’s composition, roles and powers. The city reportedly reviewed more […]

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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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