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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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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.

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

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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. 

The City of Columbus has agreed to pay 90 thousand dollars to a local woman to settle her lawsuit over a 2017 case in which she says police used excessive force on her. 

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When police arrived after reports of a shooting over the weekend at a bar outside Chicago, witnesses say Jemel Roberson, a 26-year-old security guard who worked there, had already subdued the alleged assailant in the parking lot, pinning him to the ground.

The Columbus police firearms review board has clared an officer of wrongdoing for firing at a suspect in a March 2017 stabbing that injured the suspect's roommate. 

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A Columbus police review has concluded two officers who fatally shot an African-American man last summer followed department policy on using force. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 30 thousand dollar settlement of excessive use of force claims by a man stomped by a police officer while restrained last year. 

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A Columbus police review released late Friday has cleared the officers involved in the 2016 shooting of an African-American man. 

Having police officers wear little cameras seems to have no discernible impact on citizen complaints or officers' use of force, at least in the nation's capital.

That's the conclusion of a study performed as Washington, D.C., rolled out its huge camera program. The city has one of the largest forces in the country, with some 2,600 officers now wearing cameras on their collars or shirts.

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The mother of Tamir Rice says she's disappointed a Cleveland police officer who fired the shot that killed her son won't face internal charges for use of force.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 237 thousand dollar settlement of a lawsuit filed by a man shot and wounded by police in 2013.

Cleveland city officials say the police department is reducing use-of-force cases.