Columbus Inspector General’s office quietly opens for

With little of the past fanfare surrounding its creation, the Columbus Inspector General’s office — which will investigate allegations of misconduct by city police — quietly opened to the public Monday.

The office, which is currently housed in offices at 50 W. Town St. Downtown, officially began operation on Monday under Inspector General Jacqueline Hendricks.

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Voters approved the creation of the Inspector General’s office in November 2020 as part of a charter amendment that also created the Civilian Police Review Board. 

Hendricks was officially announced as the Inspector General at a news conference in February.

The office, which will investigate allegations of misconduct and excessive use of force by Columbus police officers separate from the Division of Police’s internal affairs bureau, opened without a news release or any information being made public about how complaints can be filed.

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