CPD Board Clears Five Cops Of Wrongdoing In Shootings Cases

May 9, 2018

The Columbus police firearms review board has cleared of wrongdoing five officers involved in three separate shootings. 

The board says the officers acted within division policy.  Jim Letizia reports. 

Officer Nathan Komisarek shot and killed 39-year-old Christopher Wade outside of St. Ann's hospital in Westerville in April of last year. Police say Wade refused orders to drop his weapon. Officer Kimberly Wilkinson fired on 28-year-old armed homicide suspect Keith Marshall in February of last year. Police say she missed, but Marshall later took his own life. In April of 2015, Officers Brian Newsome and Samuel Peck, along with Sergeant Trent Taylor, shot and wounded 28-year-old Roy Harvison on the south side in an exchange of gunfire with the domestic violence and murder suspect. Harvison died of his injuries after pleading guilty to a pair of homicides. It's not clear when the board last found an officer guilty of violating division policy.