Columbus Division Of Police

Court documents show the City of Columbus is preparing to settle for 1 million dollars a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman killed by an undercover vice officer in August 2018.  

Columbus City Council on Monday is scheduled to begin considering a 475 thousand dollar settlement of a racial intimidation lawsuit brought by a former police officer.  

The Columbus City Schools are having trouble finding enough security guards to work high school football games. 

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.

Three people remain hospitalized following an early Saturday morning shooting in Columbus.  

Columbus police say two shootings in Linden on Thursday appear to be connected.

Columbus police officials have changed their policy on identifying juvenile crime victims. 

Columbus police say at least seven people were injured over the weekend in multiple shootings.  

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

Columbus officials today announced a charter amendment to establish a civilian police review board and an inspector general for the police division.

An audit shows since 2010, Columbus taxpayers have shelled out more than 5 million dollars to settle lawsuits against police.  

Columbus City and police officials are asking anyone who witnessed any of the eight weekend shootings in the city to come forward.

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.

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. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

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.

Columbus Division of Police

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

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.

WCBE files

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

Columbus City Attorney's Office

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."

Columbus Division of Police

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. 

Karen Kasler

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