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cincinnati.com

The City of Cincinnati will voluntarily update a 15-year-old policing plan crafted in the wake of an officer-involved shooting and riots.

cleveland.com

The Cleveland police union president says the firing of the white officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy was "unjustified" and "politically motivated." 

post-gazette.com

A painting depicting the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American Cleveland boy shot by white police officers in 2014, has been withdrawn from a Pittsburgh arts festival after a social media outcry that the white artist was exploiting black pain.

cnn.com

The jury in the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist will not see the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag.

Associated Press

A Franklin County grand jury has voted not to indict a white Columbus police officer for fatally shooting a 13-year-old African-American boy after a suspected robbery last year. 

Foley

More than 100 Columbus students, government officials, and service providers gathered Wednesday for a "My Brother’s Keeper" summit. 

Newark police yesterday apparently shot and wounded a man who they say was a suspect in a stabbing.

columbusjcc.org

Columbus police officials have concluded the actions of an officer videotaped apparently kicking a prone suspect in the head were "unreasonable", according to a statement released Wednesday afternoon. 

An estimated crowd of between 300 and 400 people gathered Saturday at Franklin Park to protest local police shootings and call for social justice.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say an officer shot and killed the driver of a vehicle that was dragging the officer last night.

ojcs.oh.gov

State officials say new standards on police use of deadly force, body cameras, hiring and other policies have been or are being adopted by more than 500 agencies.

Civil rights activists are calling for answers in the police shooting death of Henry Green. 

patton family

The family of a man shot to death by a Columbus police officer is disputing the police division's version of what happened.

Columbus police officers last night shot and killed a man who they say pointed a gun at them.

ohioorganizing.org

A group of Columbus health professionals and community activists say the city needs a new perspective on dealing with violence in neighborhoods. 

Columbus police officials say officers investigating a double-stabbing last night were forced to open fire on a suspect in the 400 block of South Powell Avenue. 

Authorities say a Madison Township police officer fatally shot a man who hit him with a heavy pipe as the officer responded to a domestic dispute involving a mother and son at a home on Toy Road Thursday night. 

WCBE Files

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien says there will be an independent element of the investigation being conducted into the shooting death of a African-American man by a white Columbus police officer earlier this year.

cnn.com

Evidence shows that a white, now former University of Cincinnati police officer was wearing a T-shirt with a picture of a Confederate flag on it when he shot and killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop last year.

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.gov

There were no disruptions of last night's Columbus City Council meeting as there were last week, when activists seeking justice in the police shooting deaths of two African-Americans shut down the meeting.

WCBE Files

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.

ohioorganizing.org

More than 100 protesters stormed the Columbus City Council stage tonight, demanding justice for Tyre King and Henry Green - two black teens shot and killed by Columbus police earlier this year.

bodyworn.com

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.

Sentencing is scheduled November 9 for a Columbus man who pleaded guilty this week for his role in a robbery in which two accomplices were shot and killed by police officers.

Columbus Division of Police

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 officers responding to a report of an armed robbery shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who they say pulled a gun from his waistband last night.

A Columbus organization is calling for greater transparency during investigations of officer-involved shootings.