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Communications Manager

News Date: March 11, 2019

Mayor Ginther Releases Statement Regarding Police Officer’s Arrest

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement regarding the indictment and arrest of Officer Andrew Mitchell of the Columbus Division of Police:

“Officer Andrew Mitchell of the Columbus Division of Police has been indicted and arrested on serious charges. The Division took swift action to bring in the FBI to handle the investigation in its earliest days. Our officers are given tremendous power to keep our residents safe – and the overwhelming majority are dedicated to serving our residents honorably every day. But when an officer abuses that power, the City of Columbus is committed to holding him or her accountable. The FBI’s investigation into CPD’s Vice unit continues, while local authorities are investigating the shooting death of Donna Castleberry by Officer Mitchell.”

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the FBI Task Force at 614-849-1777.