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Thirteen police brutality protestors have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Columbus claiming they were victims of officer abuse. 

The Columbus Division of Police is not renewing its high school resource officer program with Columbus City Schools.  

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Columbus City Council held a hearing last night on demilitarizing police. 

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.  

Columbus police say police brutality protests on Sunday was broken up by officers along High Street near the Statehouse. 

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Bond is set at 1 million dollars for a former Columbus vice cop charged with killing a woman who he and police officials claim stabbed him during an undercover prostitution investigation.  

Columbus City Schools announced Tuesday they will form a working group by the end of the month to discuss safety and security in the district – including possibly ending their decades-long contract with the Columbus Division of Police.

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A federal grand jury has indicted a Columbus woman on drug trafficking and weapons crimes. 

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The family of a police brutality protestor in Columbus who died after being exposed to chemical agents has released a statement. 

No arrests or property damage are reported out of the 13th consecutive day of police brutatlity protests in Columbus Tuesday.

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A group of parents and alumni is calling on Columbus City Schools to cancel its contract with the Columbus Division of Police. 

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

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.

Ohio State University student representatives are calling for the school to sever ties with the Columbus Division of Police, in the wake of alleged abuses that took place during protests in downtown Columbus in the past few days.

 

Rep. Joyce Beatty, the Ohio Democrat who was pepper-sprayed at a demonstration in Columbus on Saturday, says property destruction accompanying protests over the death of George Floyd is a "distraction to the message."

Speaking to NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, Beatty said she understands the sentiment that attempting to have a "healthy dialogue" about race hasn't worked, but that "violence doesn't work — violence either way."

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A woman accused of shooting a Columbus police officer is now facing federal charges.  

Five people were arrested and two police officers injured last night as hundreds of police brutality protestors clashed with police in riot gear for the second night in the downtown area. 

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Officials say a protest against police brutality held last night in downtown Columbus turned violent just before midnight.  

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Columbus Police and federal Homeland Security officials are investigating a suspicious package left at City Hall on Saturday.  

Columbus police shot and wounded a man last night following a domestic violence incident. 

Columbus police officials say officers shot and wounded a man last night while responding to reports of shots fired into homes on Creekside Drive on the southwest side. 

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Federal authorities have arrested and charged two former Columbus police vice officers with wire fraud and civil rights violations. 

A Columbus police officer tested positive on Saturday for COVID-19. 

Columbus police say five people are hospitalized following four shootings that occurred within 30 minutes of each other last night. 

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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. 

Columbus police officers shot and killed a homicide suspect last night. 

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Columbus police say a shooting Monday night in the parking lot of an east side library branch is part of an "alarming uptick" in gun violence.  

Columbus police shot and killed a 15-year-old who officials say was armed and suspected in the robbery of a pharmacy  on Thursday. 

The group that's been reviewing Columbus Division of Police recruitment, training, policies, and procedures has released its recommendations, including a call for an independent civilian review board. 

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A federal judge has scheduled a March 30 trial date for a former Columbus police vice squad officer accused of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. 

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