The officers face criminal prosecution for responses to demonstrations last year that Mayor Andrew Ginther said “did not meet my expectations or the community’s.”
In a scathing opinion, Judge Algenon L. Marbley temporarily barred the Columbus police from using an array of tactics on nonviolent protesters and said officers had “run amok” with power.
With four killings in the past four months, many residents in Ohio’s capital feel victimized by a Police Department that looks nothing like the neighborhoods it patrols.
New video and 911 calls shed light on what led up to the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who the police said was wielding a knife before an officer fired the four shots that killed her.
Much about the shooting death of Casey Goodson Jr. by a sheriff’s deputy has been disputed — what led to it, why it happened and where exactly on his body Mr. Goodson was shot.
Casey Christopher Goodson Jr., 23, was fatally shot by a member of a fugitive task force on Friday as he was returning home with sandwiches, the authorities and lawyers for his family said.