Columbus Division Of Police

Columbus police shot and killed a person last night while investigating a parking complaint. 

Columbus police have filed misdemeanor charges against a man who allegedly flew a drone near a police helicopter in July, forcing the chopper to make an emergency landing. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

The family of a woman who was fatally shot by a Columbus vice squad officer is seeking more than 3.5 million dollars in damages in a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the officer, the city and the police division. 


An independent report of Columbus Division of Police operations has revealed disparities in the way residents and officers within the division experience policing.

A judge Friday sentenced a Columbus teen to three years in a youth correctional facility for her role in an attempted robbery last year that authorities say led to a police officer shooting and killing her boyfriend.

Columbus police have released documents detailing departmental charges against five officers associated with an undercover operation that led to porn star Stormy Daniels' arrest at a strip club last year. 

Columbus police have launched a major restructuring.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating an incident between a Columbus Police helicopter and a drone.  

The Columbus Division of Police has launched a new mobile app to increase community engagement and safety. Application Users can file police reports, submit tips anonymously, and access other police information all in one place.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther will attend a public forum tonight on the search for a new police chief.  

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. 

Columbus Division of Police

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.