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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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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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Independent Investigations, Expanded Background Checks Among Council Public Safety Legislative Steps

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Independent Investigations, Expanded Background Checks Among Council Public Safety Legislative Steps

Throughout the month of July and before members go on recess, Columbus City Council will advance a legislative package in an effort to reimagine public safety, per a press conference on Thursday, June 25. City Council announced a package that will include independent investigations into lethal force, limiting or banning no-knock raids, instituting background checks […]

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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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Community Organizers Warn of Attempts to Quell Protesters’ ‘Revolutionary Spirit’

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Community Organizers Warn of Attempts to Quell Protesters’ ‘Revolutionary Spirit’

The George Floyd protests taking place in Columbus, Ohio have seen a new community group surge in the conversation on police violence and racial injustice. However, that group has taken on much criticism from local advocates and organizers with accusations of a conspiracy significantly influenced – or even led – by the Columbus Police Department. […]

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Photos: Protests Continue in Downtown Columbus

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Protests Continue in Downtown Columbus

Editor’s Note: For over two weeks, protestors have continued to gather in Downtown Columbus to stand against police brutality. On Saturday, June 13 crowds gathered in front of the Columbus Division of Police Headquarters to support Change Starts Now: A Solidarity March for Community Empowerment. All photos by Matt Ellis

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House Dems Release Potential Legislation Targeting Police Brutality

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Dems Release Potential Legislation Targeting Police Brutality

By Susan Tebben As supporters await a hearing on an Ohio House measure to declare racism a public health crisis Tuesday, Democrats released potential legislation targeted at police brutality. The legislation is still being considered, but could include a move to demilitarize the police by prohibiting state police departments from using the federal 1099 program to […]

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