OSU Glenn College to Present Report on Columbus’ Policing Response to Summer 2020 Protests
Columbus City Council
The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs
Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein
Monday, April 26, 2021
Approximately 5:30 pm
Live on Facebook
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The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs will present findings from the independent investigation of Columbus' response to the 2020 protests during the April 26, 2021, regular meeting. Dean Trevor Brown and former U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart, the report's architects, will provide an overview into the City's policing strategies and tactics.
"This report helps Columbus protect residents' first amendment rights and physical safety, giving clear direction for changes to policy and practices in public safety and government oversight of police," said Council President Shannon G. Hardin. "It's no secret that the police response was heavy-handed during the protests of 2020, and Council is proud that we’ve already passed a package of reforms. The City must do better, and this detailed report gives tangible recommendations on ways to improve training, communications, use of force and operational practices to protect residents and officers. We all want safe, peaceful protests to be allowed in Ohio's capital."
Click here to view the report.
The assessment includes reviews of police training protocols, acquisition practices for tactical gear and equipment, communication and collaboration with outside law enforcement organizations.