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Columbus Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Self

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It wasn't clear exactly how the shooting occurred. Police say the officer notified dispatchers about the injury.
12:14PM
July 2, 2014

Columbus police say an off-duty officer accidentally shot himself in the leg while in his own vehicle and then drove himself to a local hospital.

Suspect, Passenger On Megabus Shot By Columbus Police

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7:29AM
May
27, 2014

Columbus Police say officers shot a man after he held what appeared to be a gun to the bus driver’s head and demanded control of the bus. Another passenger was also injured by police gunfire.

Police: Man Kills Himself After SWAT Standoff

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6:15AM
May
26, 2014

Authorities say a home invasion suspect who shot himself in the head after holding a SWAT team at bay in Columbus for more than two hours has died.

Columbus Police Charge North Side Man With Rape Of 13 Year-old

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A Columbus man is behind bars after being charged in the rape of a 13 year old girl at a school bus stop
8:27AM
April
4, 2014

Columbus detectives say a 36-year-old Columbus man has been charged with raping a 13-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus.

Columbus Police To Review 3,000 DNA Test Results

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Columbus Police Chief Kimberly Jacobs
3:35PM
March 26, 2014

Columbus Police are going through several thousand old DNA cases because reporting procedures were not followed. Critical information was left out of the DNA reports.

Ohio Authorities Seek Help Solving 15 Homicides

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Kenneth Crawford was murdered on April 25, 2007 in Columbus' Weinland Park neighborhoods.
2:17PM
February 19, 2014

Ohio authorities are asking the public’s help in solving 15 mostly drug-related homicides that police say share common threads.

Columbus Man Guilty In Federal Surplus Property Case

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Former Columbus police officer Steven Dean Wednesday pleaded guilty to misappropriating and selling property that belonged to the Division of Police.
3:42PM
February 12, 2014

A former Columbus police officer has pleaded guilty to misappropriating and selling surplus property the police department received through a U.S. Department of Defense surplus equipment program.

Report: Columbus Police Fired 194 Times At Suspects

4:24PM
February
11, 2014

Columbus police officers fired almost 200 rounds at an armed homicide suspect and his girlfriend last May killing them. The shootout is detailed in a newly released report.

Burst Pipes Soak Columbus Police Headquarters

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Columbus Police Headquarter at Marconi Boulevard and Front street sustained 'major' water damage from three burst pipes on the building's west side.
3:17PM
January
8, 2014

Columbus Police headquarters has suffered “major” water damage. Three pipes burst overnight. City crews had to punch holes through inside walls to locate the water leaks.

Columbus Police Warn Against New Year’s Eve Gunfire

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Displays at Columbus Police Training Academy show mock billboards and shaded map of city where New Year's Eve gunfire was reported last year.
8:34AM
December
31, 2013

Columbus police say in too many neighborhoods, too many people bring in the new year with “celebratory gunfire.” Last New Year’s Eve, police responded to more than 200 reports of shots being fired.