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Hilliard and Columbus police are searching for a man they say attacked a Hilliard City Schools bus driver with a knife, sexually assaulted her and then fled. 

Columbus police shot and wounded a bank robbery suspect after he allegedly raised a gun at officers following a short vehicle pursuit on the northwest side.

Columbus police are investigating the death of a woman who held officers at bay last night on the east side.

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The Ohio Attorney General's office is declining to prosecute civil rights allegations against the Columbus Division of Police in the wake of two cases of alleged racism by a white officer.


Columbus police and the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter have reached an agreement on rules for use of body cameras, which is slated to begin at the end of the year.

Columbus police will no longer conduct sobriety checkpoints. 

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Columbus police statistics for the summer safety initiative, or summer strike force, show officers made 402 arrests, and confiscated 87 firearms and nearly 2 1/2 kilograms of heroin from late May through late August. 

Columbus police officials say three officers were involved in a fatal shooting of a suspect last Friday on the east side.


Most of the ten people who spoke at a Columbus City Council public hearing last night on a proposed policy for police body cameras say the city must move as quickly as possible to equip officers with the devices, in the wake of recent police shootings.

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Columbus police have arrested a man who was with a 13-year-old African-American boy shortly before the teen was fatally shot by a white office investigating a reported armed robbery on the near east side.


Columbus police and city officials say they will be transparent during the investigation into last night's fatal shooting of a 13-year-old by a Columbus officer.  


Columbus City Council last night approved a 780 thousand dollar settlement with the family of a 4-year-old girl severely wounded when she was shot by a police officer in June of last year. 


Columbus police say a man killed in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night is a former officer.

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An autopsy report shows the man killed by Columbus police in June was shot by officers seven times.

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A man will serve 15 years in prison for firing at Columbus police officers during a drug raid in April 2015.


Columbus police say a white powder was delivered to the downtown headquarters yesterday in an envelope with a threatening letter, forcing a lockdown.


A group of Columbus residents is pushing for the creation of a citizens police review board in the wake of several officer-involved shootings.

Columbus police officials say officers were fired upon as they responded to a report of shots fired at a northeast side apartment complex early this morning.

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has charged the Columbus Division of Police with moving too slowly in its probe of alleged racism by a white officer.

Columbus police are looking for two suspects in connection with a triple-shooting overnight on the east side.