Legal battle continues to be waged over police probe interviews

Bizar Male

The legal battle between the city of Columbus and members of the Division of Police continued Friday after the city ordered six officers to give interviews to an independent investigator looking into potential criminal misconduct by police.

Nicole Wannemacher, a labor attorney for Fraternal Order of Police Capitol Valley Lodge No. 9, said a grievance was filed with the city on Friday, as well as a motion for a restraining order in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. The restraining order will be filed to allow the grievance to be dealt with prior to any interviews taking place. The first interview is tentatively scheduled for Monday.

The motion for a restraining order cites violations of six sections of the police union contract by the city, as well as violations of the Ohio Constitution.

Next Post

These two photos from the Georgia Capitol reveal what the state's new voting law is all about

The first photo shows Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signing the sweeping law, which many argue will make voting harder for people of color. He is sitting at a table in a stately room, flanked by six men in suits and before a portrait of what seems to be a painting […]