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.
“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.