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A law firm has been examining claims of officer misconduct stemming from interactions between Columbus police and protesters that started during the final weekend of May.

Federal police officers who cleared a crowded park near the White House with smoke and tear gas in June violated court-ordered regulations that spell out how demonstrators are to be warned before aggressive tactics are used against them, attorneys who helped write the agreed-upon rules say.

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A police officer in Salt Lake City shot a 13-year-old boy with an autism spectrum disorder on Friday after his mother called 911 seeking help for her son, who was experiencing a mental health crisis.

Golda Barton told CBS affiliate KUTV that she called police to request that a crisis intervention team transport her son, Linden Cameron, to a hospital for treatment as he was having a "mental breakdown."

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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has sent  a wrongful death lawsuit filed against two white Columbus police officers in the shooting death of a black man back to federal district court for more consideration. 

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Thousands of demonstrators braved sweltering temperatures in the nation's capital on Friday to demand an overhaul of the country's criminal justice system and push for racial equality.

The event, called the Commitment March, was held at the Lincoln Memorial, the same site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called for those same reforms decades ago in his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.

Columbus officials today announced a charter amendment to establish a civilian police review board and an inspector general for the police division.

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An audit shows since 2010, Columbus taxpayers have shelled out more than 5 million dollars to settle lawsuits against police.  

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President Trump dismissed outrage over police killings, saying Tuesday that "more white people" are killed by police than Black people.

"So are white people!" Trump said when asked in an interview with CBS News about why so many African Americans have been killed at the hands of police. "So are white people! What a terrible question to ask."

Trump added that "more white people, by the way" are killed by police than Black people.

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No arrests or property damage are reported out of the 15th straight day of police brutality protests in Columbus on Thursday. 

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The City of Beavercreek has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of the black man shot and killed by a white officer at a store in 2014. 

Columbus police shot and wounded a man last night following a domestic violence incident. 

Columbus police officials say officers shot and wounded a man last night while responding to reports of shots fired into homes on Creekside Drive on the southwest side. 

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Columbus police say a man shot and wounded by an officer during a burglary call last month was holding a cellphone rather than a gun. 

Columbus Police shot and wounded a man during a burglary response on Monday. 

Columbus police officers shot and killed a homicide suspect last night. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther delivered his 5th State of the City address last night at West High School. 

Columbus police shot and killed a 15-year-old who officials say was armed and suspected in the robbery of a pharmacy  on Thursday. 

Columbus police say they killed an armed man wearing a hockey-type mask who tried to rob a restaurant and confronted responding officers on Saturday. 

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Two people were arrested Monday during a protest of police brutality at the Martin Luther King Junior Birthday Breakfast in Columbus. 

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The union representing the white Cleveland police officer who killed a 12-year-old black child in 2014 is asking an appeals court to overturn his dismissal. 

A man is hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot by Columbus police. 

Lancaster police say an officer shot and killed a man who was holding a pizza shop employee hostage at knifepoint on Saturday. 

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A Cuyahoga County judge has upheld an arbitrator's decision that the white Cleveland police officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old black child in 2014 should be fired for omissions on his job application. 

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The group that investigates complaints against Cleveland police says officers improperly held Tamir Rice's sister after the black boy's 2014 shooting death at the hands of white officers.  

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The Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission is asking for the creation of a civilian review board for Columbus Police.  

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The Ohio Highway Patrol has identified the Granville man killed by a trooper after leading a high-speed chase and pointing a gun at the trooper. 

A white police officer fired through the window of a black woman's home early Saturday and killed her after responding to a call that a neighbor placed about an open front door, authorities in Fort Worth, Texas, say.

Around 2:25 a.m., officers responded to an "open structure call" made by a neighbor to the police department's nonemergency number. Inside the home, Atatiana Jefferson, 28, and her 8-year-old nephew were playing video games.

A Columbus police officer shot and wounded a person last night on the east side. 

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The family of a 16-year-old teen shot and killed at the Franklin County Courthouse by a deputy has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the deputy, the county and county commissioners. 

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A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Columbus police over the 2016 shooting of a man by undercover officers. 

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