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Three members of Civilian Review Board at a table
05 November 2022


The Columbus Civilian Police Review Board (CPRB) met on November 3, 2022,  for the 15th time, admitting they are confused about key aspects of their...

People gathering outside
12 September 2022

Intel Corporation and the State of Ohio sealed their marriage on Friday with the officiant flying in on Air Force One just in time to pronounce the happy...

Melissa McFadden
16 August 2022

Last October, The Free Press asked when, if ever, Columbus Division of Police Chief Elaine Bryant would discipline Deputy Chief Jennifer Knight for...

Black woman
11 May 2022

In the world of policing where white men have set the rules for generations, two Black women will now be critiquing those rules in the city of Columbus—but...

People holding sign, Andrew Mitchell and Donna Dalton
16 April 2022

The jury deliberated for eighteen hours over three days but could not reach a verdict in the trial of Andrew K. Mitchell for murder or voluntary...

Collage of photos of Donna, Mitchell and someone holding a sign saying "Justice for Donna"
06 April 2022

Former Columbus Division of Police officer Andrew Mitchell shot and killed Donna Dalton (aka Castleberry) on the morning of August 23, 2018, shooting her...