Report Details Recommendations for Columbus Police Department

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--A report from an outside consultant details 140 recommendations for improving the Columbus Police Department.

City and CPD leaders went over the report on Wednesday, with Mayor Andrew Ginther pointing out the department needs to improve when it comes to the perceptions of bias and discrimination.

"This difference in experience, from discrimination to use of force, threatens the legitimacy of our public safety work, and the safety of our families and first responders," Ginther said.

The report from Matrix specifies the use of force with members of the black community as a sticking point.

Where the department excels, on the other hand, is in the use of community liaison officers, training, and policy.

Interim Police Chief Thomas Quinlan says many of the recommendations are in the process of being implemented.

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