Columbus Division Of Police

Columbus police have released body camera footage of an officer punching a man during an altercation last Friday.  

Mike Foley

After a wave of controversial police-involved shootings, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther last year created a commission to gather community input on how to make the city's Division of Police more responsive. 

A Franklin County judge has handed down an eight-day suspended jail sentence for the Columbus woman who falsely accused a now-suspended vice officer of cocercing her into sex in exchange for her freedom. 

Columbus police say a man stabbed and killed his wife Thursday and then attempted to take his own life at their East 23rd Avenue home. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

A former Columbus vice officer has pleaded not guilty to a nine-count federal indictment for obstructing justice and destroying potential evidence that impaired the FBI’s investigation.

Six local exotic dance club employees have sued the two Columbus police officers who arrested them along with porn star Stormy Daniels at their place of employment last year. 

Columbus police say two shooting deaths discovered Monday are connected.

Four teenagers who were with a black boy before he was fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer are now third-party defendants in a lawsuit over his death, even though his family doesn't believe the teens should be held financially responsible. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

The former Columbus vice squad officer facing multiple federal and state charges including the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman has now been indicted on charges of destroying evidence. 

The Columbus police firearms review board says an officer acted within policy when he shot and killed a wanted man in April of last year. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

Already facing federal charges, a former Columbus vice unit officer has been indicted on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A former Columbus vice unit officer Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest.

Following internal and FBI probes that led to indictments against one officer, interim Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan announced Tuesday that he’s dissolving the department’s troubled vice squad.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A federal magistrate has ordered a Columbus vice detective be held without bond on charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. 

Associated Press

The 2018 arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels at a Columbus strip club was improper but not planned ahead of time or politically motivated, according to an internal police department review released Friday.

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 police today continued testing the gunfire detection service known as Shot Spotter. 

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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.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has appointed an interim police chief as the search for a successor to the retired Kim Jacobs continues. 


Speaking at Washington Gladden Social Justice Park, faith leaders today continued their call for a change in culture within the Columbus police division.

Porn star Stormy Daniels has filed a lawsuit against Columbus police for 2 million dollars over her arrest at a strip club last summer. 

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The former Columbus Division of Police spokesperson convicted on child pornography charges was sentenced Thursday to three months in jail. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says she will retire in February. 

The Columbus Division of Police say a select unit of  vice officers will resume limited operations.

Columbus police have charged a 16-year-old girl with murder in connection with a police shooting last week that killed a 16-year-old boy. 

The family of a 16-year-old boy killed last week by a Columbus police officer during an undercover theft investigation plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit. 

A Columbus police SWAT officer  shot and killed a 16-year-old boy last  night on the near east side during a robbery investigation. 

The City of Columbus has agreed to pay 90 thousand dollars to a local woman to settle her lawsuit over a 2017 case in which she says police used excessive force on her. 

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A former Columbus police officer pleaded guilty Monday to child pornography charges. 


Columbus officials Tuesday provided an update on the city's safety strategy, and the mayor offered a glimpse at his 2019 budget proposal.