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Officers involved in strip club raid may not weather the Storm

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It seems the officers involved in the controversial strip club raid last year may not weather the storm.

Five members of the now-dissolved Columbus Vice unit are facing discipline for their roles in the highly-controversial arrest of Stormy Daniels last summer. The punishment could range from a reprimand to firing, reports ABC.

The five officers charged include:

  • Commander Terry Moore
  • Lt. Ron Kemmerling
  • Sgt. Scott Soha
  • Detective Steve Rosser
  • Detective Whitney Lancaster

Daniels has sued the officers and the city of Columbus, alleging the Sirens sting that got her temporarily arrested was politically motivated because of her supposed affair with Donald Trump before his presidency.

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An investigation by the FBI’s Public Corruption Task Force was launched, but did not garner findings that supported Daniels’ allegations. However, 10TV reports the city prosecutor’s office warned vice officers that strip club raids were problematic because state law barring strippers from physical contact with patrons does not apply when officers are acting in an undercover capacity. These warnings were dealt prior to the July 2018 arrest of Daniels.

In a video statement released late Wednesday afternoon to reporters, Interim Chief Tom Quinlan said:

“I made this decision because these officers violated our rules of conduct. The range of discipline for these officers could include reprimand, suspension, and or termination.” The Department of Public Safety could also have hearings with these officers.

In a statement issued Wednesday to 10TV, Stormy Daniels’ attorney Chase Mallory said, “In reviewing the facts after Stormy’s arrest, it was clear she was targeted for a high profile arrest. We aren’t surprised CPD is seeking discipline. We are looking forward to further showing the truth of Stormy’s wrongful arrest to a jury in her pending civil lawsuit.”

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At least 6 dogs affected by suspected poisoning attack on local neighborhood

Regina Fox

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Several dogs are sick and a few have even died in a case being investigated by Columbus Humane as a possible poisoning attack in North Linden.

Gypsy was the registered support animal of Hannah Broadway, reports NBC4i. A Facebook post that Broadway was tagged it revealed Gypsy was discovered in a pool of her own blood, having suffered organ ruptures. She ultimately died from internal bleeding.

Broadway then posted an update of her own, saying she is "still at a loss for words as to what happened."

https://www.facebook.com/hannah.broadway.73/posts/10157641591476675

But, before Gypsy or any of the other dogs got sick, an anonymous person made threats to another pet owner in the area.

Broadway's neighbor Elaine Putnam received a letter in the mail with no return address, threatening to give her dog "a couple rat poison meatballs" if she didn't get her dog to stop barking.

Putnam believes the person who sent the letter is also the person targeting other local animals.

The Franklin County Animal Care and Control anticipates more dogs in the area to show signs of being possibly poisoned. They advise dog owners to survey the yard before taking them out to use the bathroom.

Samples from the effected dogs are currently being tested to confirm or deny poisoning.

Columbus Humane is asking that anyone with any information come forward.

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Grandview-area shooting leaves 2 in critical condition

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A shooting near Grandview Heights early this morning left two people in critical condition.

Around 12:05am, a report came in about gun shots. Columbus police arrived on the scene to find two individuals with multiple gunshots near the Grandview Carry Out at 1355 Grandview Ave.

The victims were transported to local hospitals and are undergoing emergency surgery, reports 10TV.

Police continue to search for a suspect.

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South Columbus machete robber still on the loose

Regina Fox

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A man is on the loose after allegedly attempting to rob two Donatos Pizza employees with a machete in south Columbus on Saturday.

According to 10TV, Columbus police say an unknown male carrying a machete entered the Donatos in the 1000 block of Thurman Avenue around 11:10am.

He approached an employee and demanded money from the register. The employee did not comply despite the suspect threatening to kill him.

The suspect then demanded money from a delivery driver in the parking lot. This employee refused, also.

Police say the suspect fled on foot and was last seen running northbound in the alley and turning westbound between houses around the area of 1267 Oakwood Drive.

The suspect is described as a white male between 20-40 years old, 150 pounds and 5'6". 10TV adds he had a black eye on the right and a shiny area on his face that appeared to be a skin graft.

Anyone with information on this incident or suspect is asked to contact Columbus Police Robbery Unit at (614) 645-4665 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.

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