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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.  

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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.  

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

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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. 

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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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The Columbus safety director has upheld the police chief's recommendation and fired two former vice officers involved in the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

Two Columbus police officers have been fired for their role in the arrest of an adult film star in Columbus last summer.  

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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. 

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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. 

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Interim Columbus police chief Tom Quinlan said Wednesday five officers from the now-disbanded vice unit face disciplinary actions for last year's raid on a strip club that resulted in the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels. 

Columbus police have launched a major restructuring. 

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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Columbus Police vice officer Andrew Mitchell has retired less than a week  after being indicted on kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges. 

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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.

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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. 

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The Columbus City Attorney's office is dismissing any open and pending cases involving vice detective Andrew Mitchell, who was charged Monday with holding women against their will and forcing them to engage in sex acts for their freedom.