Columbus Department of Public Safety

A city spokesperson reviwing body camera footage in the shooting death of Andre Hill says an officer's instruction for other officers to turn off their cameras after shots were fired is part of an investigation into Hill's death.

A police officer who shot and killed a Black man holding a cell phone in Columbus early Tuesday did not activate his body camera beforehand, and dash cameras on the officers’ cruiser were also not activated, city officials said.

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

The City of Columbus has established an email to report instances of excessive force by police that took place over the weekend at protests downtown.

Mike Foley

The Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission is asking for the creation of a civilian review board for Columbus Police.

Columbus Safety Director Ned Pettus has suspended two paramedics for taking photographs of patients.

It's now yet clear how Columbus police will enforce new regulations on eletronic scooters and bicycles that City Council is expected to approve this coming Monday.

Columbus city officials have enacted restrictions on ride sharing scooters and bicycles. 

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 1.4 million dollars to purchase storage equipment for police dashboard and body camera videos.

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Columbus has seen little improvement in its recruitment of minority and female firefighters and police officers.

City officials in Columbus and Dayton are joining other Ohio municipalities in fighting the state's new traffic enforcement camera law. 

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has appointed George Speaks as public safety director. 

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The Columbus police and fire departments continue to be dominated by a white, male workforce.

Columbus City Council has approved an 80 thousand dollar contract with a public-relations firm to help create a plan to recruit more women and minorities into the police force.