March 23, 2017
Taft attorney David H. Thomas was quoted in The Columbus Dispatch article "Columbus police say 100,000 cruiser video files inadvertently deleted," which was initially published on March 21, 2017. The article discusses the incident in which an estimated 100,000 dash-camera videos stored from Columbus Police Division traffic stops and call responses were inadvertently deleted. Thomas commented regarding the criticality a traffic stop video can make when piecing together evidence for a drug related investigation.
Thomas is a member of Taft's Corporate Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense practice. He represents companies, public officials, health care providers and other professionals who are the subject of state and federal investigations and prosecutions. He also assists clients in responding to subpoenas from government regulators, including federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Drug Enforcement Administration and state agencies such as the Ohio Auditor’s Office, Ohio Ethics Commission and Ohio Inspector General.