Linden Neighborhood Conversation

Robin Davis
Director of Media Relations
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Melanie Crabill
Communications Manager
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Media Advisory
News Date: March 20, 2019

Mayor Ginther Releases Statement Regarding Changes in Vice Unit

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement in regards to the abolishing of Vice Section assignments within the Columbus Division of Police:

“I applaud Chief Quinlan’s decision to disband the Vice Unit, recognizing the Unit has lost the public’s trust. I also commend the dedicated, hardworking officers of our Police Division who dedicate their lives to safer neighborhoods across Columbus. While change and reform are hard, they are necessary if we want to be the best of the best. I look forward to Chief Quinlan’s work to create new units that better serve the community’s needs. Our residents should be assured that laws like liquor violations will continue to be enforced with greater scrutiny and in the context of community-oriented policing.”