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A federal district judge has formally ended a lawsuit against Franklin County alleging jail guards regularly used tasers on inmates who posed no threat.


Securities filings show the Justice Department is investigating alleged antitrust violations by the nation's largest movie theater chains.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman this week appointed a nine-member committee to oversee how to equip 18-hundred officers with body cameras by the end of 2016.

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A group of civil rights leaders, activists and clergy today is seeking arrest warrants for two Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 shooting death of a 12-year-old African-American boy who was armed with a pellet gun.

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A man shot and paralyzed by Cleveland police following a robbery last year has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city.


The head of the Cleveland police union says the consent decree the city signed with the U.S. Justice Department is impractical and dangerous.

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Cleveland leaders and federal officials jointly presented a 105-page document yesterday that they say will reform the city's police department. 


A senior federal law enforcement official says the city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its report showing police engage in a pattern or practice of using excessive force and violating the civil rights of citizens. 


Cleveland Police in riot gear made numerous arrests as protesters took to the streets Saturday after a judge found a white police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire.

The U.S. Department of Justice wants to join a visually-challenged Miami University student's federal lawsuit accusing the school of using technology that is a barrier to her education. 


After being challenged by the Justice Department, the Ohio Department of Youth Services reduced the solitary confinement of its inmates last year.


A top official with the Cleveland branch of the NAACP says he has no confidence the city will make changes within the police department without federal oversight.  


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says he is not blaming police officials for problems detailed in a Justice Department report describing a pattern or practice of officers using excessive force and violating citizens' civil rights. 

City Addressing Cruiser Camera Video Problem

Oct 1, 2014

Columbus city officials say 30 police cruisers equipped with  dashboard cameras may not have been recording for nearly a week in August because the police division's storage server reached capacity.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will soon get a letter demanding an investigation of the shooting of an African-American man by white Beavercreek police officers at a store earlier this month.

US Justice Department May Join Challenge To Ohio Voting Laws

Jul 15, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department may be joining other groups who have gone to court to challenge changes in Ohio’s voting laws.  M.L. Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent reports. 

The FBI says 16 Ohio children victimized through prostitution were rescued as part of a law enforcement operation targeting child sex trafficking.

Election Monitors In Cuayhoga County Today

Sep 10, 2013

Federal civil rights observers will monitor polls in Cuayhoga County during today's primary election to make sure bilingual ballots are used under a 2010 agreement with the Justice Department.

Feds Fine Macy's For Discrimination

Jun 28, 2013

The Justice Department says it has resolved allegations against Cincinnati-based Macy's that the retailer imposed discriminatory document requirements on immigrant employees to verify that they were eligible to work.

Decree Ends Lawsuit By Female Jail Guards

Mar 29, 2013

The Justice Department has approved a consent decree that will end a discrimination lawsuit filed by female guards at the Summit County Jail.