COLUMBUS, Ohio — The expenses of the Columbus Police Vice Unit show thousands spent on their operations.
Columbus Vice was placed under review in September after department officials confirmed the activities of some Vice members are currently under criminal or administrative investigation.
The unit’s actions attracted attention for two big incidents including the arrest of adult entertainer Stormy Daniels in July and the police involved shooting death of Donna Castleberry by Vice officer Andrew Mitchell.
The ABC 6/FOX 28 investigative team requested hundreds of pages in expense reports by Columbus Vice.
Vice operations show for alcohol, officers racked up a bill totaling $422.25.
Tips and cover charges, including private dances total nearly $1,391.98.
Cost for informant’s total $3,530.00.
Evidence contraband totaled $888.35.
Gambling totaled $60.
Other expenses cost forty bucks $40.
ABC 6/ FOX 28 also looked at the night Stormy Daniels was arrested at Siren's Gentleman's Club. Arresting officers from the Vice Unit said Daniels' performance violated Ohio law. Shortly after her arrest, charges against her were dropped.
That night Vice spent, $60 on alcohol and $639.00 on tips and cover charges.
A grand total of all those expenses mount up to $7,031.58.
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