Records show Columbus police officer under investigation had properties linked to crime

Columbus police officers on the scene of a deadly officer-involved shooting in the area of Bellows Avenue & South Yale Avenue on Aug. 23. (Credit: WBNS-TV)
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New information about the Columbus police officer who shot and killed a woman after she reportedly stabbed him.

Officer Andrew Mitchell is a 30-year veteran of the department. The woman, 23-year-old Donna Castleberry was a known prostitute.

Family and friends of Castleberry held a peaceful protest outside of Columbus City Hall Monday, demanding justice.

The shooting has raised many questions and is still under investigation.

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10TV has learned Mitchell owns 15 properties around Columbus. The police run reports show a history of violence, drugs, domestic disputes and continual disturbances at the properties.

Documents show Mitchell has been investigated by Internal Affairs seven times. We were able to obtain detailed records on one of the investigations.

It outlines a traffic stop involving Mitchell's personal vehicle, driven by a woman without a license, drugs were found on a passenger and Mitchell's police belt, baton, ammunition clips, hat and police ID were found in the back.

He said the woman was a tenant and borrowing his truck and he was not aware of the license or the drugs.

The investigation found the only allegation sustained was Officer Mitchell did not properly secure his division equipment.