CPD Chief Asks FBI to Investigate Vice Unit

posted by Scott Jennings - 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Chief of Police for the City of Columbus has asked for an investigation into the department's vice unit from the FBI's Public Corruption Task Force.

The request from Chief Kim Jacobs follows the announcement that operations in the unit were "paused" so an investigation into the unit could be done. 

A statement from CPD says recent high-profile incidents have brought forward a variety of allegations against the Vice Section. 

It includes the arrest of Stormy Daniels in July, at a Columbus strip club, for an alleged violation of the state's laws regarding touching of patrons by performers at adult establishments.

The charges against her were later dropped.

In August, A member of the CPD Vice Unit shot and killed a woman in Franklinton in the midst of an arrest for prostitution.

The FBI Task Force includes the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Ohio Auditor of State.

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