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Ohio Officer who Shot and Killed Andre Hill has been Indicted by a Grand Jury and Arrested

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The former Columbus, Ohio police officer, who fatally shot Andre Hill, has been indicted on several charges related to the incident.

What We Know:

  • According to The Hill, former police officer Adam Coy was arrested at his attorney’s office and indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on Wednesday following an investigation into the murder of Andre Hill. The investigation was lead by the Ohio attorney general Dave Yost’s office where they found Coy guilty of several charges including failure to use his body camera and failure to tell the other officer at the scene that he believed Hill presented a danger.
  • The 19-year veteran of the Columbus Police Department was fired back in December as a result of the fatal shooting of Andre Hill. Now, he has been charged with murder in the commission of a felony, felonious assault, and two counts of dereliction of duty.
  • Mayor Andrew Ginther responded to news of the indictment on Twitter saying, “The community was outraged by the killing of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man, by law enforcement. The indictment does not lessen the pain of his tragic death for Mr. Hill’s loved ones, but it is a step towards justice. I thank the grand jury for their service.”

  • Hill, 47, was killed on December 22, 2020. On the morning of the incident, Coy responded to a dispatch call at around 1:30 am after receiving reports of a man who had been sitting in his SUV for an extended period, repeatedly turning his engine on and off. Bodycam footage recovered from the scene shows Coy shooting Hill after he walked out of a garage holding a cellphone. None of the officers at the scene attempted to aid Hill for several minutes after he fell to the floor, bleeding out in the garage.

Coy’s attorney, Mark Collins, said his client will not plead guilty to the charges.

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