It has been a difficult two years for Columbus Police and the community it serves. High-profile police shootings, criticism over officers’ actions against protesters and a sharply rising murder rate prompted Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther to bring in outsiders to lead the city’s Division of Police and Department of Public Safety.
Both Chief Elaine Bryant and Director Robert Clark have promised to try to heal divisions between police and city residents. This Dialogue discussion will lay out their visions and what new police leadership could mean for the City of Columbus.
Elaine Bryant, Columbus Police Chief
Robert Clark, Columbus Public Safety Director
Moderated by: Mike Thompson, News Content Director, WOSU Public Media
Dialogue is a series of provocative discussions about the most challenging issues facing our community and country.