FBI Statement on Arrest of Columbus Police Detective
|FBI Cincinnati July 22, 2013|
COLUMBUS—Kevin R. Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Cincinnati Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), today announced that the FBI recently arrested Stevie Billups, 48, of Columbus, Ohio, a detective with the Columbus Division of Police on a criminal complaint for the attempted distribution of heroin and for the use or carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.
The investigation into Billups was conducted jointly by the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the FBI’s Central Ohio Public Corruption Task Force which includes special agents from the FBI and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).
SAC Cornelius commended the Columbus Division of Police and Police Chief Kim Jacobs for the tremendous cooperation they provided during this investigation. SAC Cornelius also thanked the Homeland Security Investigations directorate (ICE) for assisting in the investigation.
The criminal complaint filed by the FBI in this investigation was recently unsealed by a U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge. The public is reminded that criminal complaints contain only allegations of criminal misconduct and that defendants are presumed to be innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.