- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Columbus police chief has agreed with her subordinates’ assessments in concluding that the city’s officers acted reasonably in pepper-spraying revelers after the Ohio State football team won the national championship in January.

The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1PnBqBJ ) reports that Chief Kim Jacobs said the department’s response to the “dangerous” crowd behavior was limited to “low-level use of force” that was reasonable.

The chief’s remarks come five months after Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan’s review of the was forwarded to her office. Quinlan reported that officers acted correctly in using tear gas and pepper spray to control a throng of fans that flooded the streets after the Buckeyes’ win.

Quinlan has acknowledged an array of mistakes, which they said will be corrected through better planning and crowd-control training.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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