‘Columbus Residents Have Lost Faith In Him’: Police Chief Demoted In Ohio City a Month After It Saw Two Black Men Killed By Law Enforcement Officers

The blood of Casey Goodson and Andre Hill still stain the city of Columbus, Ohio. Both Black men were killed by law enforcement personnel in […]

‘Columbus Residents Have Lost Faith In Him’: Police Chief Demoted In Ohio City a Month After It Saw Two Black Men Killed By Law Enforcement Officers

The blood of Casey Goodson and Andre Hill still stain the city of Columbus, Ohio. Both Black men were killed by law enforcement personnel in two separate high-profile encounters that occurred within weeks of each other in December.

And on Thursday, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther moved to replace Police Chief Thomas Quinlan, saying he’d lost trust in the top cop’s ability to reform the police agency. Ginther announced that Quinlan, 54, stepped down at his request and said a nationwide search will soon be underway to find his successor. Deputy Chief Mike Woods will serve in an interim role while the city looks for its next permanent police chief.