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Reynoldsburg city officials and the local police union have reached an agreement in principle to create a civilian review board to oversee police. 

Amnesty International says it has documented 125 separate instances of violence against protesters for racial justice in the U.S. over an 11-day period earlier this summer.

In a report published Tuesday, the human rights organization says that in the five years since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo., "there has been a disturbing lack of progress ... in ensuring that police officers use lethal force only when there is an imminent risk of death or serious injury to themselves or others."

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Pickerington Local Schools have rescinded the promotion of an assistant principal after a social media post showed profane language critical of police. 

Police say the masked, umbrella-wielding man who smashed windows at a Minneapolis auto parts store two days after George Floyd's death has ties to a white supremacist group and specifically sought to inflame racial tensions.

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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation requiring bars and restaurants to close at 10 pm starting tonight due to the covid-19 pandemic. 

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Columbus City Council tonight is expected to hold votes on police reform legislation.  

The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General has opened an investigation into allegations that DOJ personnel have improperly used force this month in Portland, Ore., as well as an inquiry into their role in responding to mass protests in Washington, D.C., since late May.

President Trump on Wednesday said his administration would "surge" federal law enforcement officials to help fight crime in Chicago and Albuquerque, N.M., as part of the Justice Department's controversial Operation Legend.

Trump accused local politicians in the cities of not doing enough to address what he says are waves of crime as the public and some politicians call for the reduction of police department budgets.

Columbus officials today announced an independent research review of the city's response to recent protests.

As federal law enforcement agents continue to occupy Portland, Ore., state and local officials are demanding that they leave. Protesters have demonstrated in the city's downtown for more than 50 nights since George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.

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.

Civil liberties advocates are urging Attorney General William Barr to name a special prosecutor to investigate possible violations of protesters' rights during the June 1 crackdown in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., NPR has learned.

Federal officers deployed tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray and smoke canisters to scatter the mostly peaceful group of demonstrators, clearing the way for President Trump to pose for pictures in front of the historic St. John's Episcopal Church.

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The Montgomery County Coroner's office says autopsy results show a police brutality protestor who died days after being exposed to a chemical agent deployed by Columbus police died from a coronary artery dissection due to a previously undiagnosed genetic variant of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. 

In a survey of Americans' attitudes toward law enforcement, two-thirds of respondents said that individual officers should be held legally accountable for using excessive force, but few of those polled said they would support cutting police budgets.

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Thirteen police brutality protestors have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Columbus claiming they were victims of officer abuse. 

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The Pickerington Local School District is conducting a review of a staff member's social media post that has drawn complaints from parents. 

The Columbus Division of Police is not renewing its high school resource officer program with Columbus City Schools.  

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Columbus City Council held a hearing last night on demilitarizing police. 

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Franklin County Sheriff’s officials have placed two deputies on paid administrative leave, including one connected to a controversial video posted on social media over the weekend. 

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A convicted felon has been charged with carring a loaded weapon during a police brutality protest in Columbus on June 24. 

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Some state leaders are angry over damage at the Ohio Statehouse after police brutality protests – and one has suggested the state consider a form of secession from the City of Columbus.

After weeks of protests against police brutality and racism, and amid a renewed spike in coronavirus cases, the number of voters disapproving of the job President Trump is doing is at an all-time high, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.

Trump's approval rating sits at just 40% overall, while a record 58% disapprove.

Franklin County Municipal Court records show criminal charges filed against at least 59 police brutality protesters between May 28 and June 8 have been dismissed because of technical errors. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says he is disappointed with the Columbus Fraternal Order of Police's lack of commitment to reform.  

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A new Quinnipiac University poll of registered Ohio voters shows a statistical tie between President Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. 

After weeks of protests against police brutality and clashes between demonstrators and the division, Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is calling for "significant, substantial and swift" changes in policing, including the long-debated civilian review board.  

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says he plans to fully investigate after police officers apparently maced a double-amputee during Sunday's police brutality protest downtown.  

Columbus police say police brutality protests on Sunday was broken up by officers along High Street near the Statehouse. 

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