Police chief: Crowd control of Ohio State fans appropriate

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Police officers try to disperse the crowd of Ohio State fans blocking High Street in Columbus, Ohio, as they celebrate the Buckeye’s 42-20 National Championship football game win over Oregon outside of campus Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus’ police chief says officers repeatedly advised crowds to clear the streets following Ohio State’s football championship victory, and used tear gas and pepper spray when the revelers were unresponsive.
Police say about 5,000 people converged onto a city street near the campus to celebrate the school’s 42-20 win over the University of Oregon.
Police Chief Kim Jacobs said Tuesday officers tried to control those celebrating with as little force as possible. She says she is not aware of any reports of officers acting inappropriately.
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An Ohio State fan stands in a cloud of tear gas as police officers try to disperse a crowd of Ohio State fans trying to block High Street in Columbus, Ohio, during their celebration following the Buckeye’s 42-20 win over Oregon at the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Police made a handful of arrests following the Buckeyes’ win.
The Columbus Fire Department says it received 89 reports of mainly trash fires in the hours after the game.
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