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.
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.
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.
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.
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.