Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

The state has been called in on a police involved shooting Tuesday in Linden.

Casey Christopher Goodson, Jr. family, Walton + Brown, LLP, Friedman & Gilbert

United States Attorney David DeVillers announced today the U.S. Attorney’s Office – in coordination with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the Cincinnati Division of the FBI and the Columbus Division of Police – will review the facts and circumstances surrounding the Dec. 4, 2020 shooting of Casey Goodson.

Columbus Police says they will continue to investigate the shooting death of Casey Goodson Junior Friday night, after a state agency declined to take the case.

A new cross-check system between separate state law enforcement agencies has turned up 42 ineligible holders of concealed-weapon permits.

All shootings by Ohio police officers and any deaths of individuals in custody would be investigated by independent agencies under a proposal announced Wednesday by Governor Mike DeWine.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation has finished testing 14 thousand rape kits from across the state and has begun helping police pursue suspects identified by that evidence.

Dublin police chief Heinz von Eckartsberg will leave the job next month to become assistant superintendent of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. 

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has released a new image of an unidentified black woman found dead in Grove City in 1998.

Two Westerville police officials will serve as interim chief as the city searches for a permanent leader.

Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine says the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is setting aside a portion of its safety grant funding to help local police agencies purchase bulletproof vests. 

State and local authorities have released an artist's depiction of a woman found dead outside the Kahiki restaurant in Coumbus in 1999 who has never been identified. 

The state crime lab is offering to use its drones to take aerial photos of Ohio schools that could help police respond to an active shooter or another emergency.

Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk says the investigation of the unsolved killings of eight members of the Rhoden family nearly two years ago remains focused on a family of four that left the state for Alaska.

Chicago Tribune

State authorities say a New Albany priest under investigation for exchanging inappropriate texts with a teenager and misuse of church funds left at least two suicide notes before killing himself last December in Chicago.

State investigators say no charges will be filed against the Clark County Sheriff's deputy who shot a newspaper photographer setting up to photograph a traffic stop.

A Columbus police review released late Friday has cleared the officers involved in the 2016 shooting of an African-American man. 

Authorities say 100 people have been charged with hundreds of counts of drug trafficking, including allegations of flooding the state with doses of deadly synthetic opioids. 

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

Ohio’s opioid crisis is causing problems for the state’s crime lab.

State investigators believe a man was acting erratically and attacked a police officer before he was shot and killed by a cop on Saturday.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation is probing a deputy-involved shooting in Franklin County over the weekend during a road rage incident on I-270.  

Authorities say a Madison Township police officer fatally shot a man who hit him with a heavy pipe as the officer responded to a domestic dispute involving a mother and son at a home on Toy Road Thursday night. 

Madison Township police are investigating an officer-involved shooting last night at a home on Toy Road.

Ohio Public Radio

State investigators are ramping up their efforts to put an end to human trafficking by taking a closer look at current statistics and data.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation has suspended five employees and fired another who worked at state crime labs.   

WCBE Files

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien says there will be an independent element of the investigation being conducted into the shooting death of a African-American man by a white Columbus police officer earlier this year.

A former Licking County Sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to two years' probation for sexual harassment. 

A former Licking County sheriff's deputy is facing criminal charges after a year-long investigation into sexual misconduct.

Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer has been indicted on 43 counts involving drugs.

Chillicothe Police

Two Chillicothe Police officers who were the subject of a rape investigation have resigned.

Three Chillicothe police officers are under investigation for their handling of a domestic violence call that ended with one accused of sexually assaulting the victim.