More than a dozen people apply for vacant seat on Civilian Police Review Board

There’s no shortage of candidates vying to fill a vacant position on the Columbus Civilian Police Review Board.

Since October 4, Nate Simon, the executive assistant. with the Office of Inspector General of Police, said The Sussi report that 18 people applied to fill the seat of the board of directors of Aaron Thomas, who resigned on August 31.

Aaron Thomas, former member of the Civilian Police Review Board.

Thomas, who works at the Ohio State College of Medicine, said, “I no longer have hope in the Council’s work to bring about change in our community that keeps our fellow citizens alive.”

Thomas is referring to the Aug. 20 officer-involved shooting in which Columbus Division Police Officer Ricky Anderson shot and killed Donovan Lewis, 20, while Anderson and other officers surrendered to the ‘Lewis’ Hilltop apartment to arrest him for domestic violence, assault and mishandling a firearm.

These individuals applied to join the 11-member Board of Directors.

Kim Boggs, Timothy O’Brien, LoLitta Snow, Matthew Hudnall, Demi Beckford, David Henderson, Ryland Ward, Jason Foster, Leslie McGee, Ophelia Arnold, The Overture Jones Jr., Hank Graham, Sara Andrews, Elizabeth Edgington, Dan Kester , Amy Hinebaugh, Lisa Chaffee, Orville Sharp, Carolyn Harper-Munnerlyn, Brittney Williams, J. Corey Bable, George Pallas, Gabe Burke and Laurie Phillips.

The Sussi report browsed the list but didn’t see any interesting names. Maybe some of their names will catch your attention.

The mayor’s office is responsible for selecting council members.

As of October 5, the Office of Inspector General had received 377 complaints accusing Columbus Police Division officers of police misconduct, excessive use of force and other offenses. Simon said none of the complaints were forwarded to the board for review.

“No complaints have been filed with the Civilian Police Review Board, and the Board has not audited, made recommendations, or sent reports to the Columbus Police Division at this time,” it said. explained Simon.

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