Columbus Division Of Police

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

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. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

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. 

The two sides in a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a Columbus police officer have agreed to dismiss the suit because of circumstances unrelated to the case, according to an attorney for the plaintiff.  

Columbus police say they killed an armed man wearing a hockey-type mask who tried to rob a restaurant and confronted responding officers on Saturday.

Two people were arrested Monday during a protest of police brutality at the Martin Luther King Junior Birthday Breakfast in Columbus.

Columbus police say an officer was bitten by a coyote last night on the north side, promting authorities to shoot and kill the animal.

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. 

A man is hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot by Columbus police. 


Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther today named Tom Quinlan as the city's police chief. 

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Attorneys for porn star Stormy Daniels are asking a judge to grant them attorney fees before competing claims on her 450 thousand dollar settlement with the City of Columbus are dealt with. 

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The Columbus Safety Director has placed on paid leave a police officer who authorities say paid prostitutes for sex while on-duty. 

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An arbitrator has ruled a Columbus police officer fired  for soliciting prostitutes while on duty must be reinstated.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus City Council last night approved a 450 thousand dollar settlement with porn star Stormy Daniels, who sued the police officers who she alleged wrongfully arrested her at a strip club last year.

Attorneys for porn star Stormy Daniels are challenging a request by President Trump's lawyers to stake claim to a settlement between Daniels and the City of Columbus.  

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There are now two final candidates  for Columbus' next Police Chief.

Attorneys for President Trump have notified the court overseeing a settlement between the City of Columbus and porn star Stormy Daniels of money owed to him by Daniels. 

The committee conducting the search for a new Columbus Police Chief has narrowed the list of applicants down to five finalists. 

Mike Foley

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

The City of Columbus says 36 people have applied for the job of police chief.

The City of Columbus wants a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by strip club dancers who allege malicious prosecution by two police officers from the since-disbanded vice unit. 

Fifteen people have applied to become the next Columbus police chief. 

A Columbus police officer shot and wounded a person last night on the east side.

A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Columbus police over the 2016 shooting of a man by undercover officers. 

A veteran Columbus police officer is facing three counts of dereliction of duty, and the division plans to develop more formal procedures to review the integrity of cases.

Columbus police have identified the man shot and killed by officers Wednesday night on the southeast side.