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Statement from Council President Shannon G. Hardin on Violent Protestor at CPD Headquarters

[COLUMBUS, OH] The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin:  

“As tensions flare across the Nation, Columbus is not immune. We are stressed and anxious, waiting to see the verdict in the Chauvin murder trial, and we are tired of seeing shootings and the use of force against black people.

"Just as we are calling to hold law enforcement to a much higher standard, I pray that in the coming days, we hold ourselves to a high standard. Seeing a peaceful Columbus protest devolve with a few individual acts of violence does not speed up an investigation or advance justice. Council does not condone violence or unnecessary force against protestors or by protestors.

"Council will continue to advance reform. The next critical step is seating the Civilian Police Review Board approved by voters. Council will hold a hearing Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 6pm to give the public an opportunity to hear from proposed Civilian Police Review Broad appointees.”