Ohio deputy charged with murder in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged Thursday with murder in an encounter that led to racial justice protests, yet is still largely unexplained and involved no body camera or dash cam footage. An attorney for the family of Goodson, who was Black, also announcedContinue reading “Ohio deputy charged with murder in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting”

2 Columbus police narcotics officers charged with distributing fentanyl, taking bribes

Two Columbus police narcotics officers were arrested Tuesday after they were charged by federal investigators with distributing kilograms of fentanyl, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Marco Merino, 44, of Columbus and John Kotchkoski, 33, of Marengo are accused of distributing nearly eight kilograms of fentanyl, a spokesperson for the DOJ said in aContinue reading “2 Columbus police narcotics officers charged with distributing fentanyl, taking bribes”

Judge Says Columbus Police Ran ‘Amok’ Against Protesters; Restricts Use Of Force

A federal judge has ordered police in Columbus, Ohio, to stop using force including tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets against nonviolent protesters, ruling that officers ran “amok” during last summer’s protests of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Judge Algenon Marbley of the Southern District of Ohio described the actions of the Columbus policeContinue reading “Judge Says Columbus Police Ran ‘Amok’ Against Protesters; Restricts Use Of Force”

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