Columbus mayor Andrew Ginther is critical of an arbitrator's ruling to reinstate a police officer who was captured on cellphone video apparently kicking a subdued suspect in the head. But he says the city will abide by the Arbitrator Mitchel Goldberg's decision today.
Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther and officials with the Columbus Partnership say they are disappointed and frustrated with yesterday's meeting with Major League Soccer executives to try and prevent the Crew SC from moving to Austin, Texas.
Columbus officials, including the Mayor, Police Chief and Safety Director, have been holding neighborhood roundtables over the last month to develop ways to improve police-community relations and reduce crime.
Records reviewed by the Associated Press show the City of Columbus is facing more than two dozen civil rights complaints, nearly 20 years after the Justice Department settled its lawsuit against the city alleging police routinely violated citizens' civil rights.
Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther spent much of his appearance at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum responding to the state of community/police relations, which he acknowledged have never been more strained.