Columbus Voters Approve Citizen Review Board to Oversee CPD


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Voters in the city of Columbus approved two issues on Tuesday, with the one getting the most attention being the move to establish a Civilian Review Board to oversee the Columbus Police Department.

Mayor Andrew Ginther initiated the move, and the proposal give that board the power to issue subpoenas, for issues dealing with possible excessive use of force by police officers.

The deal still needs to be worked out with the Fraternal Order of Police.

Ginther was critical of CPD's response to the protests downtown in May and June, where officers used pepper spray on protesters.

The issue appeared as Issue 2 on the ballot. Issue 1 was also approved in Columbus, which is an electric aggregation plan, that allows the city to invest in green energy initiatives.