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CDP: Officers Who Pepper-Sprayed Rowdy OSU Fans Acted Reasonably

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says officers acted reasonably in pepper-spraying Ohio State football fans along High Street after the team won the national championship in January. Jacobs says the department's response to the "dangerous" crowd behavior was limited to "low-level use of force" that was reasonable. Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan's review says officers acted correctly in using tear gas and pepper spray.  Quinlan has acknowledged an array of mistakes, which he says will be corrected through better planning and crowd-control training.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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