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Applications for Civilian Review Board Now Being Accepted

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Applications for Civilian Review Board Now Being Accepted

Applications for Columbus’ civilian review board are being accepted now through Jan. 15, 2021. Since August, community members from the Civilian Review Board Work Group have met over a half-dozen times to review best practices from boards in other cities, and outline recommendations for the board’s powers and roles, as well as board member qualifications […]

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City Council Accepting Applications for Council Residential Districting Commission

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Accepting Applications for Council Residential Districting Commission

Columbus City Council has announced it has opened applications for the Council Residential Districting Commission. The members of this commission will draw the residential district maps of council. “Creation of the Council Residential Districting Commission represents the first step in accommodating our city’s future of more growth, more inclusion, and greater representation for the Columbus […]

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City, County Announce Stay at Home Advisory

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City, County Announce Stay at Home Advisory

Beginning Friday, November 20 at 6 p.m., Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health are advising all residents in the city and county to stay at home, in an effort to mitigate the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the region. Dr. Mysheika Roberts, Columbus Public Health Commissioner, gave an update on […]

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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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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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Mayor Ginther Issues Directive Banning Tear Gas as a Crowd Control Measure

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Issues Directive Banning Tear Gas as a Crowd Control Measure

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has issued a directive prohibiting the use of tear gas as a crowd control measure and limiting pepper spray only to situations involving “clear instances” of violence. Per a statement from the mayor’s office, additional policy changes in how these chemical agents are used will be drafted in agreement with City […]

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Officials React to Weekend’s Protests

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Officials React to Weekend’s Protests

Over the last several days, City officials have responded to the protests that took place starting Thursday, May 28 and continued over the weekend, the Columbus Division of Police’s handling of those protesters, and more. City Council President Shannon Hardin and Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown have spoken on a renewed urgency for a Civilian Review Commission and […]

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