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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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Key Takeaways from City Council’s Reimagining Safety Resident Engagement Report

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Key Takeaways from City Council’s Reimagining Safety Resident Engagement Report

Columbus City Council shared its final report highlighting the results of its public safety engagement efforts over the last few months. More than 4,000 residents responded to an online survey, multiple focus groups, and town hall discussions facilitated by the Saunders PR Group this winter to gauge the thoughts and opinions of residents regarding public […]

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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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