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The Columbus Civil Service Commission has revised job descriptions to allow candidates from outside of the city to apply for the positions of police chief and fire chief. 

Two more fatal shootings on Wednesday bring Columbus' homicide rate for the year to 133.

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Another murder  on Monday brings Columbus' homicide total for the year to 130.

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther Tuesday released his 2018 municipal budget proposal.

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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.

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A Columbus police officer has been relieved of duty pending investigation of comments he made to other officers about how he would have choked a suspect who resisted arrest.

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A cellphone video of a violent arrest by white Columbus police officers of a black man in early September prompted more than two-dozen people to stage a protest at last night's Columbus City Council meeting.

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A Columbus Scioto High School student has been charged with improperly discharging a firearm in a school safety zone. 

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Columbus Police and the city, alleging officers used excessive force on demonstrators protesting President Trump’s travel ban on January 30th outside of the Statehouse.

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Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs posted a video on social media Tuesday addressing the arrests last week at Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman's Columbus office.

An arbitrator has ordered the Columbus Division of Police to re-hire the white sergeant accused of using racial slurs and threatening to kill two black officers.

Dozens of protestors interrupted a Columbus City Council community meeting last night, calling for the firing of Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen, who recently was captured on video  kicking a suspect in the head.

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The local activist group called the People’s Justice Project has called for Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs to be fired.

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther and Police Chief Kim Jacobs spoke to the media this afternoon regarding the reassignment of an officer shown kicking a suspect in the head. 

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Columbus technology department officials say they are upgrading procedures to ensure police videos are not accidentally deleted in the future.

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Columbus police are investigating what the police chief calls an employee's accidental deletion of 100 thousand dashboard camera video files. 

The City of Columbus will pay a man 50 thousand dollars to settle his lawsuit against police for wrongful arrest and excessive use of force.

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A growing number of women are heading police departments in the United States.

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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.

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The future of the white Columbus police officer who shot and killed a 13-year-old African-American boy is still unclear.

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A day after the People's Justice Project and other protestors packed City Hall and halted a Columbus City Council meeting, relatives of two African-Americans killed by police met with reporters.

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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.  

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Columbus police chief Kim Jacobs says additional officers will provide security for this weekend's Pride Festival, which is one of the largest in the Midwest.

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he supports Police Chief Kim Jacobs' decision to ban officers from wearing headscarves for religious reasons.

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Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says officers acted reasonably in pepper-spraying Ohio State football fans along High Street after the team won the national championship in January.

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A Columbus police spokesperson says an internal investigation continues into the use of tear gas and pepper spray to disperse crowds following Ohio State's football championship victory. 

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Columbus police will review officers' use of tear gas and pepper spray to disperse large crowds in the OSU campus area following the football Buckeyes' victory in Monday night's national title game.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says at least 38 closed cases could be affected by a DNA-related mistake at the Columbus Police crime lab.

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs has recommended safety director Mitch Brown fire an officer who allegedly abused prescription pills.

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Columbus Safety Director Mitch Brown has scheduled a May 6th hearing to decide whether to uphold a recommendation by Police Chief Kim Jacobs to terminate an officer accused of using drugs for the past five years.

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