Columbus police vice unit to resume some operations during FBI investigation


The Columbus Division of Police says a select team of vice officers will resume operations.

All operations of the vice unit were 'paused' and placed under review in September after two high-profile cases: the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels and the fatal shooting by an officer during a prostitution sting.

On Friday, police said the select team will focus on nuisance abatement in conjunction with the City Attorney's Office as well as liquor violations beginning immediately.

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Police said the internal review of policies, procedures and training that began in September will continue.

Additionally, the FBI's criminal investigation into the vice unit will continue.

Since September, the division has relieved three members of the vice unit of their regular assignments as a result of the FBI investigation.

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