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Westerville Mom Plans To Sue Over Children’s Arrest

Westerville Police are coming under criticism for arrested and jailing seven- and eight-year-old children.
November 17, 2011

Tonya Mitchell says she’ll file a civil rights lawsuit after her 7- and 8-year-old children were arrested and jailed.

Police Arrest Ohio Man After 4-hour Standoff

Police say the nearly four-hour standoff ended peacefully.
9, 2011

A peaceful end to a standoff in Chillicothe with an armed man.

9-11 Had Profound Effects On Law Enforcement Training

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Columbus Police Lieutenant Timothy Sansbury trains officers and new recruits.
9, 2011

“It was incredibly intense. I would say that’s the one impact its had on law enforcement. Its changed the intensity of the job.” Bexley Police Chief Larry Reinhart

What Can Be Done to Stop Gun Violence?

Posted: August 31, 2011

Mayor Coleman has called on the city of Columbus to work together to stop a recent spike in gun violence. This month four suspects have been killed when police officers returned fire. What can be done to reduce gun violence?

Police: Licking County Woman Was Not A Victim Of Crime

15, 2011

Police in Newark now say a young mother who disappeared with her 4-year-old son last week was not a victim of crime.

Columbus Mayor Announces Two More Police and Fire Classes

30, 2010

The Divisions of Columbus Police and Fire can expect more support next summer. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced two additional recruit classes that will begin later this year. But WOSU reports new recruits do not mean more personnel on the streets.

MORPC, Police Pair For Crosswalk Safety Initiative

29, 2010

To help bring awareness about crosswalk safety, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has teamed with local law enforcement to encourage drivers to be more aware of pedestrians crossing the street.

Gun Stopper Program Aimed At Fighting Gun Violence

16, 2010

A new effort to get illegal guns off the streets is launched by Columbus City officials.

North Side Residents Fear More Teen Violence

13, 2010

A city-wide effort by Columbus Police to stop teen violence and prevent hot spots for crime is getting criticism from some residents. They are worried not enough officers remain on the streets and too much gun violence is still occurring.

New Columbus Police Precincts Coming

10, 2010

Columbus Police Chief Walter Distelzweig got the go ahead Thursday to implement his restructuring plan that involves 900 officers.