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Police: Some vice operations resume in state’s capital city

December 17, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio’s capital city say some vice operations are resuming as an FBI task force continues its investigation of the unit.

The FBI is investigating the Columbus vice squad following the fatal shooting of a woman by a vice officer in August and what critics call the politically motivated arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels in July.

The police division’s Tim Becker tells the Columbus Dispatch a group of officers will immediately begin work on such issues as liquor complaints and nuisance calls at after-hours clubs, homes and businesses.

Becker says an order remains in place requiring written approval from him or Police Chief Kim Jacobs before vice detectives can go undercover in a strip club.

Three vice detectives have been removed from duty during the investigation.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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