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A law firm has been examining claims of officer misconduct stemming from interactions between Columbus police and protesters that started during the final weekend of May.

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Reynoldsburg city officials and the local police union have reached an agreement in principle to create a civilian review board to oversee police. 

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Columbus City Council tonight is expected to hold votes on police reform legislation.  

Columbus officials today announced a charter amendment to establish a civilian police review board and an inspector general for the police division.

After weeks of protests against police brutality and clashes between demonstrators and the division, Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is calling for "significant, substantial and swift" changes in policing, including the long-debated civilian review board.  

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Police brutality protestors were joined in Columbus last night by Mayor Andy Ginther and Police Chief Thomas Quinlan on the sixth consecutive day of demonstrations.  

At a joint press conference this morning, Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther and Police Chief Tom Quinlan pledged to keep the public informed on clear, tangible actions the city will take regarding policing. 

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A Cincinnati police officer escaped injury when his helmet was struck by a bullet during a police brutality protest early Sunday while in Columbus a fire considered suspicious destroyed a nearly completed apartment building. 

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Most of the ten people who spoke at a Columbus City Council public hearing last night on a proposed policy for police body cameras say the city must move as quickly as possible to equip officers with the devices, in the wake of recent police shootings.

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A group of Columbus residents is pushing for the creation of a citizens police review board in the wake of several officer-involved shootings.