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Opinion: Protests, Riots and Looting – The Why Behind the What

Chase McCants Chase McCants Opinion: Protests, Riots and Looting – The Why Behind the What

My goal this weekend was to avoid social networks and social media as much as I could. It pains me to say that the recorded concentration of violence against black people, unrest in Columbus (along with many other cities), and the reaction to that unrest has weighed pretty heavily on me. Still, I felt compelled […]

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Photos: Thousands Protest Police Violence in Columbus on Saturday

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Thousands Protest Police Violence in Columbus on Saturday

Editor’s Note: For the third day in a row, protestors gathered in Downtown Columbus to stand against police brutality and the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Thousands peacefully gathered on and around the grounds of The Ohio Statehouse. Multiple reports were provided to Columbus Underground of police aggression including that […]

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Photos: Protests Continue for Second Day in Columbus

Brian J. Robinson Brian J. Robinson Photos: Protests Continue for Second Day in Columbus

Editor’s Note: Protestors gathered for a second day in Downtown Columbus following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. The protests largely centered around the Ohio Statehouse and surrounding streets. For the second night in a row, some rioting followed the protest, resulting in minor property damage. Protestors have returned to the […]

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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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Update: Body Recovered From Scioto River Identified as Amber Evans

Anne Evans Anne Evans Update: Body Recovered From Scioto River Identified as Amber Evans

A body was recovered from the Scioto River today, March 23, 2019, in the area of the Whittier St. peninsula. Columbus Police Special Victims Bureau personnel and the Columbus Police Dive team were working together and discovered the body. The Franklin County Coroner’s office was called in to investigate. At this time, there are no […]

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The Confluence Cast: Mayor Andrew Ginther

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Mayor Andrew Ginther

They say politicians are only as good as their last election, but after that, they’re already looking towards the next election. After serving four years as mayor of Columbus, Andrew Ginther is reflecting on the accomplishments of his first term, but since he’s running unopposed for reelection, now he’s thinking about what to get done in his second term. […]

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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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