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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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What Could Criminal Justice Reform Look Like Under a New County Prosecutor?

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman What Could Criminal Justice Reform Look Like Under a New County Prosecutor?

Gary Tyack, former judge for the Tenth District Court of Appeals, is running for Franklin County Prosecutor against incumbent Ron O’Brien, who has been at the job for over 23 years. The Tyack campaign says that while O’Brien has been at the helm, Republican corruption at the Ohio Statehouse has been ignored and racial disparities […]

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Senate Committee Passes Gun Dealer Protection, Resolution Against Police Defunding

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Senate Committee Passes Gun Dealer Protection, Resolution Against Police Defunding

By Susan Tebben A bill sponsored by Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof to bar public officials from closing down licensed firearm dealers passed through committee on Tuesday, but not without questions on the priorities of the legislature. The bill, which bans elected officials from closing down federally-licensed firearm dealers as part of an emergency such as […]

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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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Civilian Review Work Group Contemplates Letting Voters Choose Board

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Civilian Review Work Group Contemplates Letting Voters Choose Board

On Thursday, Aug. 20, the city’s Civilian Review Board Work Group met in their second virtual meeting as the group begins to form the city’s civilian police review board. That group’s work has involved looking at similar boards in other cities, including examining their structures, requirements, functions and funding, in order to make recommendations for […]

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Columbus Officials Announce Post-Review of City’s Protest Response

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Officials Announce Post-Review of City’s Protest Response

An investigative research team consisting of a former US Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs will conduct an “outside, after-action” independent research review of the city’s response to recent Black Lives Matter protests, officials announced Wednesday, July 22. “As leaders, we must hold […]

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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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