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Whistleblower leaks emails suggesting Stormy Daniels’ arrest was premeditated

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Remember the Stormy Daniels “sting” at Sirens a couple weeks ago?

Well, a whistleblower has come forward with information suggesting it was a targeted job.

The Columbus Police Department claimed Daniels got caught in the middle of a human trafficking and prostitution VICE investigation the night of her arrest.

However, leaked emails tell a different story.

Emails exchanged between several high-ranking detectives prior to the raid included news clippings about Daniels’ planned appearances in Columbus, pictures of Daniels with President Donald Trump, videos of her dancing, and even a map to Sirens where she was going to perform, reports Fayette Advocate.

Many of these emails provided by the whistleblower are from the email account of Detective Shana Keckley who was one of the lead-arresting officers at Sirens.

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Then after Daniels’ arrest, Keckley allegedly sent a bragging email to a fellow officer, saying, “You’re Welcome!!!!!….Thank me in person later.”

“It is clear that Keckley and her fellow officers were there because of Stormy and only because of Stormy,” the whistleblower told the Advocate in an interview.

Daniels’ three misdemeanor charges of illegal sexual activity were dropped after Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein determined her behavior in the club would only be illegal under Ohio law if she was a “regular” performer.

Read more about that here.

This is what the CPD tweeted after charges were dropped.

From the beginning, Daniels’ attorney accused the CPD of being politically motivated to arrest his client.

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Columbus firefighter on leave after attempting sexual conduct with teen

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A Columbus firefighter is being charged with attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

According to court documents per 10TV, 54-year-old Walter Lash is on leave without pay following conduct involving a 15-year-old girl on Feb. 26.

Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin released a statement to 10TV on the charge:

“We have been aware of the charges against Lash. This is devastating to the division and is in no way representative of the values that define us as public servants. Lash will be afforded due process in court as anyone would be and then will face appropriate actions by the division of fire.”

Lash being held at the Franklin County Jail, and is due to be arraigned on Thursday.

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2 former OSU football players facing rape, kidnapping charges

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Two Ohio State University football players have been arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping.

Amir I. Riep, 21, and Jahsen L. Wint, 21, were charged late Tuesday by Columbus police and are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Franklin County Municipal Court, reports Columbus Dispatch.

The incident is alleged to have occurred the evening of Feb. 4 at the apartment Riep and Wint share on Sawmill Place Boulevard.

The two men have been dismissed from the Ohio State football team.

To read more from the affidavit filed by Columbus police about the alleged incident, visit The Dispatch.

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Police investigating Short North shooting, 2nd in 3 days

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Police are investigating a shooting in the Short North, the second in the area in just three days.

According to 10TV, two men got into an argument with two other men just after 3am this morning in the 700 block of North High St. One of the men walked back to a vehicle to get a handgun and fired eight shots.

One man was shot in the back, and another man was cut on the ear by a knife.

A witness told police the suspects left the scene in a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck.

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On Friday, a bystander was shot in the face by a stray bullet outside Monarch Lounge located at 700 North High St.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call police at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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