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Columbus, OH 43215


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Statement from Council on the Columbus Police Involved Shooting

[Columbus, OH] – The following statement regarding the recent City of Columbus Police involved shooting can be attributed in full, or in part, to Columbus City Council:  

“The compounding heartbreak of learning an unarmed black man was killed last night by a Columbus police officer is beyond description. Thoughts and prayers cannot soothe this pain, and the members of Columbus City Council are beyond frustrated at this senseless death. Too many families in our community are mourning at a time when we should be seeking peace and hope.

“We appreciate the swift, clear action taken by Mayor Ginther, calling for a Federal investigation into the violation of the victim’s civil rights, relieving the Police Officer of duty, and working with BCI to immediately start an independent investigation. We are impatient for answers but insist on a thorough, professional, and complete investigation that ensures justice is done. Our prayers are with the family affected by the shooting.”