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CPD Chief Kim Jacobs Says Stormy Daniels Arrest Was A “Mistake”

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs has issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Stormy Daniels.

    The Columbus Division of Police Vice personnel are responsible for enforcing laws regulating alcohol sales, after-hours clubs, massage parlors, human trafficking, nuisance properties among other serious violations of law. The Division strives to do this work and all of our work in an impartial manner.

    Vice personnel working last night believed they had probable cause that state law regulating sexually-oriented businesses was violated; however, one element of the law was missed in error and charges were subsequently dismissed. The facts behind the charges and the behavior witnessed by the Vice officers are a matter of public record, and officers were well within their area of responsibility when taking enforcement action. Nevertheless, a mistake was made, and I accept full responsibility.

    While the presence of Vice officers at this establishment is reasonable, the motivations behind the officers’ actions will be reviewed internally to ensure that our Core Values and duty to serve our community to the best of our ability continue to be the basis for our actions. Some social media and other websites are reporting allegations that are not supported by the known facts, but anyone who has a specific complaint about our officers’ actions should call our Internal Affairs Bureau so we can initiate an investigation.

Stormy Daniels’ (Stephanie Clifford) booking photo via Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

All charges against Daniels have been dropped. Daniels tweeted to her fans in Columbus that she would be canceling her second appearance at Sirens, but her lawyer, Michael Avenatti said she was looking for another club to host her show Thursday night.


Daniels announced that she would be performing at Vanity Gentlemen’s Club, and the VIP meet and greet back on.



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