$10-million Settlement for Family of Andre Hill Approved


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Columbus City Council on Monday unanimously approved the settlement for the family of Andre Hill, for $10-million.

It's the largest payout of it's kind in the city's history.

Hill was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a Columbus Police officer, while standing in a garage back in December. Officer Adam Coy, who fired the fatal shot, was fired from the department, and is now awaiting trial on murder charges.

The settlement was announced last week. Attorney Benjamin Crump says it's the first step toward justice for Hill's family.

The incident prompted the City Council to pass "Andre's Law", which requires police officers to properly use their body cameras, and to render first aid if deadly force is used.

Coy's body cam was not properly turned on at the time of the shooting.


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