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Statement from Council on the Operational Review of the Division of Police

Columbus, Ohio – Following the release of the operational review of the Columbus Division of Police conducted by Matrix Consulting, the following statements can be attributed in full, or in part, to Shannon G. Hardin, President of Columbus City Council, and Councilmember and Public Safety Committee Chair Mitchell J. Brown: 

“We heard the report from Matrix today on challenges and changes for the Division of Police. This is a step in the right direction towards taking responsibility and taking action to build a police operation that protects and respects all residents,” said Council President Shannon G. Hardin. “Council members have many questions, and we look forward to hearing from the Mayor’s Safety Commission and residents in the coming weeks about what needs to happen next to make reforms a reality.”

“After decades working to bridge the divides between public safety officers and neighborhood residents, I’m committed to realistic reforms needed in Columbus and will help make sure we start planning now to provide the proper resources in the next budget,” said Councilmember and Public Safety Chair Mitchell J. Brown.