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The Columbus Mayor's Office has received over 200 applications for seats on the new Columbus Civilian Review Board.  

Records show the white now former Columbus police officer who shot and killed unarmed black man Andre Hill had previously been disciplined for excessive use of force.  

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a Columbus man who was arrested in 2019 for filming a Columbus police SWAT team serving a search warrant in his neighborhood.

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A city spokesperson reviwing body camera footage in the shooting death of Andre Hill says an officer's instruction for other officers to turn off their cameras after shots were fired is part of an investigation into Hill's death.

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Services were held today for Andre Hill, the unarmed Black man fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer December 22.

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New Franklin County Prosecutor Gary Tyack expects to appoint a special prosecutor in the Casey Goodson Jr case.  

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Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton is scheduled to deliver a eulogy at a memorial service Tuesday for the unarmed black man shot and killed by a white Columbus police officer in December.

The Columbus Division of Police has released the raw body cam footage from the night of December 22, when 47-year old Andre Hill was shot and killed as he stood in a garage on Oberlin Drive.

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The second Columbus Police officer on the Andre Hill shooting scene says she saw no threats or weapons but did not have a clear view of the scene.  

The U.S. Department of Justice will not charge any of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a Black 12-year-old boy who was killed by police in Cleveland in 2014. The department has closed its investigation.

The Justice Department announced it found insufficient evidence to "support federal criminal charges against Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback."

Hours after an administrative hearing, the Columbus Public Safety Director has ordered a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man last week be fired.

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Body camera footage released Wednesday shows Andre Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, emerging from a garage and holding up a cellphone in his left hand seconds before he is fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer.

Columbus officials have released the name of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man early Tuesday. 

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The City of Euclid has agreed to a 475 thousand dollar settlement of an excessive use of force lawsuit filed against police.

A police officer who shot and killed a Black man holding a cell phone in Columbus early Tuesday did not activate his body camera beforehand, and dash cameras on the officers’ cruiser were also not activated, city officials said.

A Columbus man has been indicted on charges of firing commercial-grade fireworks at officers during a police brutaility protest on May 29.

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U.S. Attorney Dave DeVillers says authorities are doing "everything in their power" to reach a fair conclusion in the civil rights case of Casey Goodson Junior, who was shot and killed by a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy earlier this month.

Columbus voters in November approved an amendment to establish a Civilian Police Review Board and Inspector General to investigate complaints of officer misconduct.

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The FBI has launched a civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Casey Goodson Junior earlier this month.

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Body camera footage shows Columbus police officers handcuffing and tazing a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Agent in July, an incident that prompted the agent to file a lawsuit.

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Hundreds of protesters rallied in downtown Columbus Friday night demanding justice for a black man who was killed by a sheriff's deputy outside his home. 

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A U.S. marshal said Friday that his description of the fatal shooting of a Black man by a white sheriff’s deputy as justified was premature and based on insufficient information.

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A U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives agent has filed a federal excessive use of force lawsuit against the City of Columbus and two police officers.

Attorneys for 26 people arrested during police brutality protests in Columbus in May have filed a motion in federal court to stop police from using “unlawful force” if and when protestors demonstrate this Friday against Casey Goodson Junior's death.

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A Black Columbus man shot by a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy died from multiple gunshot wounds in his torso, a coroner said Wednesday citing preliminary autopsy results.

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The City of Columbus will conduct a 250 thousand dollar after action review study into last summer's police brutality protests.

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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.

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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.

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Law enforcement agencies must develop policies for handling mass protests that protect public and officer safety while upholding constitutional rights of expression, assembly, and freedom of the press, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said Friday in announcing a new police certification standard.

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Columbus City Council members are examining how police officers are dispatched and other potential reforms in 2021.

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