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Columbus Official: Red Light Cameras Would End If Bill Passes

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Police will be required to be present when tickets are generated by red-light cameras under a bill passed by the Ohio Senate.
2:52PM
November
20, 2014

A Columbus Public Safety Department official said red light cameras will be gone if legislation is passed that requires a police officer be stationed at the cameras.

Columbus Police Officers Did Not Violate Policy In Shootout

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A review panel finds seven Columbus Police officers adhered to department policy in a May 2013 shootout.
9:18AM
November 11, 2014

A review board has found that seven Columbus officers acted within police department policy during a shootout last year that left two suspects dead.

Columbus Police Vow Enforcement of ‘Move Over’ For Tow Operators

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Columbus Police say they'll use part of a $320,000 federal grant to boost enforcement of 'move over' laws when tow trucks are clearing accident scenes.
5:33AM
October
28, 2014

Many jobs are hazardous, including driving a tow truck. Now, Columbus police and local tow companies want to reduce roadside hazards for tow truck operators with more enforcement of ‘move over’ laws.

Authorities: Columbus Woman Lied About Ebola To Get Treatment

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Crews responded to the home on Champion Avenue while wearing protective gear similar to these full-bodysuits.
7:56AM
October
17, 2014

Authorities say a south Columbus woman who told authorities she was experiencing Ebola-like symptoms after returning from West Africa made up the story to get faster treatment.

Reported Sexual Assaults Prompt OSU Safety Notice

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Pearl Street near 15th Avenue. Columbus Police say two week-end sexual assaults occurred about three blocks apart on Pearl
3:21PM
September
29, 2014

After three reported week-end sexual assaults, Ohio State University campus police issued a safety alert for students and staff. Campus and Columbus police say none of the three assaults appears to be linked to a single suspect.

Teenage Girl Killed On Columbus Street

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7:30AM
August
12, 2014

Columbus Police say a 14-year-old girl has been shot to death on a Franklinton street.

Columbus Police Keep Focus On Summertime Crime

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12:01PM
July
30, 2014

For the past 10 summers the Columbus Police have changed tactics to reduce violent crime and gang activity. It’s called the Community Safety Initiative. Special groups of police officers patrol high crime neighborhoods.

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.