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The Franklin County Coroner has ruled the death of a local community activist a suicide. 

Several central Ohio communities will be participating in National Night Out activites this evening. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has announced the members of the city’s safety commission. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says the city will hire an additional thirty police officers on top of the seventy hires scheduled this year.

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The Columbus Civil Service Commission has revised job descriptions to allow candidates from outside of the city to apply for the positions of police chief and fire chief. 

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Protesters took over last night's Columbus City Council meeting for nearly two hours, reiterating demands made last week to fire the white police officers captured on video beating a black man during an arrest on September 1st.

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A cellphone video of a violent arrest by white Columbus police officers of a black man in early September prompted more than two-dozen people to stage a protest at last night's Columbus City Council meeting.

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Democrats are criticizing a plan announced by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to send 12 federal prosecutors to cities dealing with opioid addiction.

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The City of Columbus has fired a white police officer who was captured on video apparently kicking a handcuffed African-American suspect in the head.  

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Nearly 100 protesters tried to present a symbolic 5 thousand dollar check to Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther during a city hall demonstration last night.

An estimated crowd of between 300 and 400 people gathered Saturday at Franklin Park to protest local police shootings and call for social justice.

Dozens of protestors interrupted a Columbus City Council community meeting last night, calling for the firing of Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen, who recently was captured on video  kicking a suspect in the head.

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The local activist group called the People’s Justice Project has called for Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs to be fired.

Civil rights activists are calling for answers in the police shooting death of Henry Green. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther delivered his second State of the City speech last night at the Columbus Police Academy.

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has a message for community activists who want the city to end it's summer safety initiative - too bad.

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A group of Columbus health professionals and community activists say the city needs a new perspective on dealing with violence in neighborhoods. 

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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.

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Columbus police statistics for the summer safety initiative, or summer strike force, show officers made 402 arrests, and confiscated 87 firearms and nearly 2 1/2 kilograms of heroin from late May through late August. 

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There were no disruptions of last night's Columbus City Council meeting as there were last week, when activists seeking justice in the police shooting deaths of two African-Americans shut down the meeting.

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The future of the white Columbus police officer who shot and killed a 13-year-old African-American boy is still unclear.

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A day after the People's Justice Project and other protestors packed City Hall and halted a Columbus City Council meeting, relatives of two African-Americans killed by police met with reporters.

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More than 100 protesters stormed the Columbus City Council stage tonight, demanding justice for Tyre King and Henry Green - two black teens shot and killed by Columbus police earlier this year.

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Columbus City Council members had little comment during last night's meeting about a protest held at City Hall yesterday calling for justice in the Tyre King shooting.

A Columbus organization is calling for greater transparency during investigations of officer-involved shootings.