Columbus Police sergeant relieved of assignment; Sheriff’s Office handling investigation

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Division of Police confirms Sgt. Dean Worthington, the division’s public information officer, has been relieved of his assignment.

NBC4 has learned the now former spokesperson, Sgt. Dean Worthington, turned in his badge and gun on Tuesday.


Columbus police aren’t providing details or saying more than that. A Columbus police spokesperson said the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. 


Sgt. Worthington had been on the force for 20-years before being promoted to PIO for the division in 2017.


He was promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and worked for a time in internal affairs. 


The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would not provide details or even confirm they were investigating. 


NBC4 reached out to Worthington but has not heard back. 

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