Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti said her arrest by Columbus, Ohio police was a political hit-job, and now a whistleblower inside the Columbus Police Department released emails between several high-ranking Columbus police detectives and VICE officers proving it.
The emails, given to The Fayette Advocate, show Detective Shana Keckley, a lead-arresting officer, gathered information on Daniels 2 days before her performance at Sirens strip club in Columbus.
At the time of the arrest, police claimedt Daniels violated an Ohio law by “touching” club-goers, who were actually undercover VICE officers.
Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said the elements were not met in the charges, so all charges were dismissed.
Days before the arrest, Keckley sent emails from her personal account to her work account with news clippings discussing Daniels’ planned appearance in Columbus, pictures of Daniels with President Donald Trump, videos of her dancing, and even a map to the club where she would be performing
Police claimed Daniels was part of an investigation into human trafficking and prostitution the night she was arrested, but the email prove police lied.
“The emails definitely show that the police lied about it being a prostitution and human trafficking mission,” the whistleblower told The Advocate. “It is clear that Keckley and her fellow officers were there because of Stormy and only because of Stormy.”
After the arrest, Keckley sent an email bragging about the planned arrest to another officer, saying, “You’re Welcome!!!!!….Thank me in person later.”
The CPD did not respond to The Advocate’s requests for comment on the emails.
The whistleblower said Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther’s office has the emails and Ginther’s team is “furious” that people do not support what the police did.
“Mayor Ginther’s office is pissed that people are critical of the police over this.”