The Columbus Division of Police has added new duties for three patrol officers. The three have been named Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Officers who will work to build trust between police and the community.
Ex-Ohio Congressman Freed from Prison
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Former Ohio Congressman James Traficant is out of prison after serving seven years for bribery and racketeering. The colorful nine-term Democrat from Youngstown left a federal prison hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, this morning. Wearing a gray T-shirt, white shorts and white knee-high socks, Traficant didn’t respond to reporters’ questions before riding off in a cab. The 68-year-old now faces three years’ probation. Some people in Youngstown have planned a welcoming party with a suggested dress code of skinny ties, denim suits and bell-bottom pants — all part of Traficant’s quirky style. A former staffer who has talked with Traficant’s wife says the ex-lawmaker planned to take a short vacation after his release.