The Columbus Division of Police last month shut down its vice unit, with interim police Chief Thomas Quinlan saying that it had become clear that there was a better way to enforce prostitution, alcohol and gambling laws.
Yet the disbandment came at a fraught time for the department, after a Justice Department investigation of the unit had ended with the indictment of a vice detective and amid an ongoing FBI investigation.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the questions surrounding the investigations and what happens without a vice unit.
Adora Namigadde, WOSU Reporter that covered Vice Unit
Jason Pappas, Vice President of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police
Tim Maher, Teaching Professor, the Undergraduate Director and the Outreach Program Coordinator for the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
Tammy Fournier Alsaada, author, advocate and organizer with Peoples Justice Project