Andre Hill (2020)

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Overview

On December 22, 2020, Columbus Ohio Division of Police Officers Adam Coy and Amy Detweiler were dispatched to a "non-emergency" disturbance call from a neighbor who allegedly saw a man sitting in an SUV for an extended period of time turning his car on and off.[1] Neither officer activated their body worn cameras on arrival, in violation of department policy. Video with no sound is available for one minute before activation.[2]

The video shows Andre Hill emerging from a garage and holding up a cellphone in his left hand. Hill's right hand is not visible. Coy appeared to retreat and fire his service weapon.[2] Officers at the scene did not provide medical assistance for several minutes after the shooting. Hill was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Coy shot Hill four times, according to an autopsy.[3]

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation handled the criminal investigation of Hill's death.[1]

On December 26, 2020, the department concluded its internal investigation, and charged Coy with two policy violations of not turning on his body camera and not providing first aid in a timely manner.[4]

On December 28, 2020, Coy was fired from the department for violating department policies.[1]

On February 1, 2021, the Columbus City Council passed "Andre's Law", which requires city police officers to turn on their body-worn cameras when exiting their vehicles, and to get medical care for use of force cases that involve injury.[5]

On Feb 2, 2021, Coy was indicted by a grand jury and arrested on charges of murder in the commission of a felony (a felony), felonious assault (felony of the second degree), and two counts of dereliction of duty (misdemeanors of the second degree).[6][7]

On April 28, 2021, a charge of reckless homicide (felony of the third degree) was added and the prosecution dropped the charges of dereliction of duty.[7]

On May 4, 2021, the City of Columbus agreed to pay $10 million in a pre-trial settlement of the use-of-force case.[8]

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