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A summer of protests following the death of George Floyd was the catalyst for police reform that saw approval of Columbus' first Civilian Police Review Board in the fall.  The first slate of board members was announced Wednesday.

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The Columbus Mayor's Office has received over 200 applications for seats on the new Columbus Civilian Review Board.  

Columbus voters in November approved an amendment to establish a Civilian Police Review Board and Inspector General to investigate complaints of officer misconduct.

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Columbus City Council members are examining how police officers are dispatched and other potential reforms in 2021.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther today released his proposed 2021 General Fund budget, a $964 million plan that maintains basic services and the city's Rainy Day Fund while also avoiding layoffs and furloughs.

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A Cleveland police supervisor has been suspended two days for detaining the sister of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the Black youth who was shot and killed by a white police officer. 

Seventy Four percent of Columbus voters Tuesday approved a charter amendment allowing for the creation of a civilian review board to investigate police misconduct. 

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Reynoldsburg City Council this week approved the creation of a civilian review board to examine police use of force cases. 

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 last night approved legislation requiring bars and restaurants to close at 10 pm starting tonight due to the covid-19 pandemic. 

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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.