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Protesters File Lawsuit Against City of Columbus, Officers

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Protesters File Lawsuit Against City of Columbus, Officers

A group of local law firms filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday against the City of Columbus, Columbus Division of Police Chief Thomas Quinlan, Sergeant David Gitlitz and several officers on behalf of over a dozen people attacked by Columbus police officers during recent protests who used “excessive use of force, including […]

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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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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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Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police

Melat Eskender Melat Eskender Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police

The Columbus Police Department has undergone “a significant loss” in dash-camera videos stored from Columbus Police Division traffic stops and call responses, Police Chief Kim Jacobs announced Tuesday. An estimated 100,000 videos were deleted, which included the entirety of videos recorded in 2015, and an estimated 500 video files from last year. This incident was […]

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