Columbus City Attorney

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. 

The City of Columbus has filed a public nuisance lawsuit against an Illinois-based company that owns hundreds of properties in Columbus.

The lawsuit to keep the Columbus Crew SC from moving to Texas went to court yesterday.

Columbus City Council is planning to consider legislation governing the use of ridesharing scooters.

The Columbus City Attorney's office says ride sharing scooters recently made available in the city are now legal to use on sidewalks and in the streets.

 Democratic Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says he's willing to erase convictions of those prosecuted under a state law prohibiting strip club employees from touching customers. 

President Trump has consistently declared that the Affordable Care Act — commonly referred to as Obamacare — is a broken mess, and after several unsuccessful attempts to repeal the national health care law, he has eagerly anticipated that it will "fail" and "implode."

The Columbus city attorney has recommended police not enforce the state law cited to arrest porn start Stormy Daniels last week.

The Columbus City Attorney's office says a special prosecutor will be hired to determine whether the statute of limitations has expired for investigating allegations a white Columbus police commander improperly put emails about potential sexual abuse of a dozen black children in his junk folder.

The head of the Columbus Fraternal Order of Police  is strongly denying politics played any part in the arrest of  porn start Stormy Daniels earlier this week. 

A Franklin County judge says the City of Columbus' recently enacted ban on bump stocks is unconstitutional.

Porn star Stormy Daniels performed early this morning at another Columbus strip club, a day after police arrested her at a different club. 

A hearing is scheduled for this afternoon on the City of Columbus' lawsuit seeking to close what it calls a troubled North High Street carryout. 

Columbus City Attorney's Office

The City of Columbus has filed a complaint against a parent corporation based both in Columbus and Nebraska, saying two of its subsidiaries that own 11 blighted local properties were created as a shield from liability.