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Review Board Clears Columbus Officers Who Shot A Cop Killer

Oct 6, 2017

Lincoln Rutledge
Credit Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Columbus police firearms review board has cleared two officers of wrongdoing in the shooting of a convicted cop killer. 

The board says Lieutenant Paul Ohl and Officer Glenn Thivener were justified in shooting Lincoln Rutledge last year. Rutledge had just shot Officer Steve Smith during a confrontation at his estranged wife's home. Rutledge is serving a life sentence.