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Columbus Police: 4 officers hurt, 4 arrested at Pride festival

UPDATE @ 7:15 p.m.

Columbus police said four officers were injured today during the Columbus Pride Festival when a protest group resisted officer’s orders.

One of the officers has a torn ACL, according to police.

The People’s Justice Project told our media partner, WBNS in Columbus that their group was joined by several other local groups for today’s gathering, and that they wanted a seven-minute break and moment of silence during the parade in honor of Philandro Castile.

A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the July 2016 fatal shooting of Castile in St. Paul. Castile was shot after informing the officer he was carrying a gun, for which he had a permit.

Protesters in Columbus said they will stay outside the Franklin County Corrections Center and will not move until they get answers. Police said they do not plan to talk to the protesters, reported.

UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m.

Columbus police say four officers suffered injuries today during the Columbus Pride Festival.

The Columbus Division of Police posted an update on its Twitter account that said the suspects wouldn’t obey officers’ orders and got physical. 

UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.

Four people were arrested and two officers injured today during the Columbus Pride Festival.

The Columbus Division of Police said the four people arrested did not obey officers’ orders to leave the road after the parade. Police said an officer was injured when one person tried to disarm her, and that a second officer was injured while trying to arrest someone else, our media partner WBNS in Columbus reported.

Police said the charges for those arrested include aggravated robbery, resisting arrest-causing harm to a police officer, failure to comply with a police officer’s order or signal and disorderly conduct.


Two officers were injured and four people arrested this evening at the Columbus Pride event.

The Columbus Division of Police reported the arrests and injuries on its Twitter account.

According to the tweet, one suspect tried to disarm an officer and one suspect injured an officer during an arrest. 

The 2017 Columbus Pride Parade was followed by the Pride Festival on the Scioto riverfront downtown.

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