Columbus, Ohio will pay $10 million to the family of Andre Hill, who an officer shot dead last year

Columbus, Ohio will pay $10 million to the family of Andre Hill, who an officer shot dead last year
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Attorney Ben Crump raises his fist as he addresses the crowd during a press conference and candlelight vigil for Andre Hill outside the Brentnell Community Recreation Center in Columbus, Ohio on December 26, 2020.
Attorney Ben Crump raises his fist as he addresses the crowd during a press conference and candlelight vigil for Andre Hill outside the Brentnell Community Recreation Center in Columbus, Ohio on December 26, 2020. STEPHEN ZENNER/AFP via Getty Images
  • The City of Columbus, Ohio reached a $10 million settlement with the family of Andre Hill.

  • Hill was shot dead by a police officer in December 2020.

  • The officer, Adam Coy, has since been fired and indicted for Hill's murder.

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The City of Columbus, Ohio, will pay the family of police shooting victim Andre Hill $10 million in a settlement, the city's attorney said in an emailed statement Friday.

Hill was shot dead in December by now-fired Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy. Coy now faces a murder charge in Hill's death.

"We understand that because of this former officer's actions, the Hill family will never be whole," City Attorney Zach Klein said in a statement. "No amount of money will ever bring Andre Hill back to his family, but we believe this is an important and necessary step in the right direction."

The hill family attorney, Ben Crump, will host a press conference with his clients at 2:30 p.m.

Coy shot Hill on December 22, 2020 while responding to a non-emergency call. Coy and another officer had been dispatched to the scene following a call about a man repeatedly turning his vehicle on and off.

Police previously said a review of the incident showed the officers, who did not flash their lights or sirens because the call was considered a non-emergency, found Hill inside a friend's open garage.

The officers did not have their body cameras turned on at the tim. But a "look-back" feature, which captures 60 seconds of action before a camera is turned on, showed Hill walking toward police with a phone in one of his hands. Coy shot Hill seconds later, police said.

Coy didn't provide medical aid to Hill before he died, according to the department.

Coy was fired from the department days after the shooting and has since pleaded not guilty to a state murder charge.

The $10 million settlement will be the highest amount ever paid out by the city of Columbus, Klein said in his statement.

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