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.
About 1,700 young people, ages 12 to 21, are held in the custody of Ohio’s Department of Youth Services each year. Officials say many will be returned to confinement within a few years. The agency’s director hopes to cut recidivism by implementing new measures – which include recruiting community volunteers to help with literacy and job training.
Celebrity weekend events promoting anti violence in Columbus have been put on an indefinite hold. Event planners for the first annual “peace and unity in our community” rally and concert say low interest and ticket sales are responsible for the cancellation.