Columbus City Attorney

The City of Columbus is closing an East Main Street barbershop that doubles as an underground night club.

The Columbus club that was cited for state COVID-19 violations over the weekend has been shut down. 

Columbus and Dayton officials today filed a lawsuit seeking a court order against Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigation to fix gaps in the state’s criminal background check process. 

The City of Columbus has closed a Franklinton area home. 

WCBE files

Democratic Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says his office has filed a brief supporting a lawsuit against the United States Postal Service. 

The City of Columbus has secured court orders to board-up a south side drug house, a Franklinton area drug house, and a West Broad Street storefront operating as an illegal after-hours club during the COVID-19 shutdown in April. 

Columbus officials today announced an independent research review of the city's response to recent protests.

A conservative think tank has filed a lawsuit against the City of Columbus and the state of Ohio, claiming that its employees who live outside of Columbus shouldn’t have paid city income taxes while working during the state’s stay at home order.

Franklin County Municipal Court records show criminal charges filed against at least 59 police brutality protesters between May 28 and June 8 have been dismissed because of technical errors. 

WCBE files

The Columbus City Attorney's office is dropping charges against 19 of 28 police brutality protesters arrested for violating the city's curfew.  

WCBE files

Sunday marked the eleventh straight day of police brutality protests in downtown Columbus.  

Columbus City Attorney's Office

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein today released 8 recommendations to reform the culture of justice in the city.

The Columbus City Attorney's office has created a text message service for domestic violence victims during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Columbus City Council last night  approved a 185 thousand dollar legal settlement of a lawsuit filed by six dancers at the former Kahoots strip club.

The owners of a now-defunct north side strip club have filed a lawsuit against vice officers and the City of Columbus, alleging the club and its dancers were targeted in retaliation for balking at an officer’s demand to rehire a former bouncer. 

The City of Columbus is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to rule individuals have no right to sue the city to overturn gun restrictions.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says allowing the state to take over dozens of pending lawsuits filed by cities and counties against opioid manufacturers and distributers is a "serious mistake."  

A newly announced diversion program by the Columbus City Attorney's office is designed to break the cycle of repeat offenders by looking at the causes of their crimes.

Columbus City Council last night rejected placing two ballot initiatives before local voters this fall.

Columbus City attorney Zach Klein says his prosecutors will stop seeking cash bonds for people charged with nonviolent misdemeanors.  

U.S. Attorney's Office

Columbus Police vice officer Andrew Mitchell has retired less than a week  after being indicted on kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

The Columbus City Attorney's office is dismissing any open and pending cases involving vice detective Andrew Mitchell, who was charged Monday with holding women against their will and forcing them to engage in sex acts for their freedom. 

Columbus city officials have temporarily closed a suspected drug distribution house on the west side.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 140 thousand dollar settlement of a lawsuit filed by the former secretary for Franklin County Municipal Court Judge James O’Grady, who said he retaliated against her for speaking out about sexually explicit comments he made in her presence.

A special prosecutor hired by the Columbus City Attorney's office says a Columbus police commander should not be charged with dereliction of duty after sending emails containing allegations of child abuse to his junk folder. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus City Council last night approved a 150 thousand dollar settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by two women arrested along with porn star Stormy Daniels at a strip club last year. 

The Trump administration is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Columbus, three other cities and a Virginia couple for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act.  

The City of Columbus has reached a settlement in a large public nuisance lawsuit filed earlier this year involving operators of three large apartment complexes.

The City of Columbus has closed a west side home that officials say was a haven for criminal and drug activity. 

A Franklin County Judge has granted the Columbus City Attorney's office an injunction to shut down two drug houses in Clintonville.