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Columbus city attorney Rick Pfeffer says the city's contract with a red-light traffic camera company embroiled in a federal bribery investigation was properly awarded and later modified.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 150 thousand dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who was accidentally shot by police officers in the Arena District in July of 2012.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 35 thousand dollar legal settlement with a man who claimed he was the victim of excessive use of force by a Columbus police officer during the Arnold Classic in March of last year.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 50 thousand dollar payment to a motorcyclist struck and severely injured by a Columbus police officer in August of 2008. The payment goes to Dean Stevens, who sued the city and Officer Debra Maxson after she drove through a red light with her emergency lights on and struck him at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Route 161. City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer says it started with a woman waving at Maxson to alert the officer about a hit-and-run motorist.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 35 thousand dollar legal settlement with a man whose constitutional rights were violated by Columbus police.

Columbus City Council last night approved a third settlement over police misconduct in the last two weeks.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 105 thousand dollars to settle two cases of police misconduct.

Columbus City Council last night took the first formal step toward using eminent domain to seize a 6.5 acre property near downtown.