Columbus, Ohio, to pay family of Andre Hill $10M
Columbus, Ohio, is set to pay the family of Andre Hill $10 million after Hill was killed in December by a now-former police officer who has since been charged with murder.
The settlement of $10 million will come to a vote on Monday at the Columbus City Council, 10 WBNS reported.
“We understand that because of this former officer’s actions, the Hill family will never be whole,” Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said. “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.”
Along with the highest settlement ever paid out by Columbus, Hill will get a community gymnasium named after him.
“The Hill family and their legal team, attorneys Ben Crump, Richard W Schulte, & Michael Wright, want to thank the City of Columbus and its leaders for doing the right thing by agreeing to a financial resolution with the family and renaming the Brentnell Community Center Gymnasium after Andre’ Hill,” Hill’s family attorneys said. “Now all those involved can begin to heal.”
Hill was shot and killed by officer Adam Coy in December after a neighbor made a call about a car running, turning off and then running again.
The non-emergency call prompted Coy to the scene and body camera footage showed Hill coming out of the garage with a phone in one hand and his other hand not in view.
Coy then shot Hill four times. There is no audio in the footage before Coy was shot because Coy did not start it until after the shooting.
Coy is facing one count of murder, one count of felonious assault and two counts of dereliction of duty. He has pleaded not guilty.
Coy and other officers are also being accused of not rendering aid to Hill for several minutes after Coy shot him.