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Prosecutor Dismisses Drug Cases Following Suicide Of Reynoldburg Cop

Reynoldsburg Police

15 drug cases have been dismissed following the suicide of a Reynoldsburg police detective arrested on federal drug charges. Tye Downard hanged himself in his cell last month, three days after he was charged with delivering drugs to someone to sell. Downard allegedly made more than 20 deliveries of narcotics between October 2015 and February 2016. Some of the drugs were seized during police investigations. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says the charges against Downard raise doubts about prosecuting the cases fairly.

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