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New legislation on police oversight and accountability is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly in the next few days.

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An independent investigator has ordered six Columbus officers to cooperate with a probe into allegations of police brutality during anti-racism protests last summer. Rick Wozniak, the retired FBI agent hired by the city to lead the investigation, says the six officers are not suspected of wrongdoing but are considered witnesses needed to prosecute potential crimes.

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Police in Columbus should be barred from using force to disperse peaceful demonstrators, a group of anti-racism protesters is arguing in a hearing underway in federal court.

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A new law requiring Columbus police officers to render first aid and activate their body cameras sooner was approved by City Council last night.

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

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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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Reynoldsburg City Council this week approved the creation of a civilian review board to examine police use of force cases. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is proceeding with plans to create what he says will be more accountability and oversight for law enforcement.