Columbus settles for $ 10 million with a family of black men shot by police for having a cell phone

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File-Andre Hill, deadly shot by Columbus police, is commemorated by the shirt worn by his daughter, Carissa Hill.

((AP Photo / Andrew Welsh-Huggins))

City Columbus, OhioAnnounced a $ 10 million settlement with Andre Hill’s family on Friday. He is an unarmed black man shot by a white police officer in December when he left the garage with his cell phone.

“Now everyone involved can start healing,” said Hill’s family lawyer. Statement to AP..

The latest settlement in a series of high-profile agreements with families who have lost their loved ones in a police murder is the largest in the city’s history.

“The amount will never bring Andrehill back to his family, but we believe this is an important and necessary step in the right direction,” Columbus lawyer Zack Kline said in a statement. Stated.

Adam Koy, a former Caucasian police officer in Columbus, shot Hill in a dark garage with a lighted-up cell phone last December. Koi, who was in the area in response to non-urgent complaints about starting and stopping cars, reportedly believed that Hill was unarmed but had weapons.

Police body camera footage showed Mr. Koi walking towards Mr. Hill. Hill is quietly walking towards the policeman with a clearly illuminated cell phone in his hand.

Police officers were fired later that month for not giving medical assistance to Mr Hill, who had been lying on the ground for a few minutes before he helped him, and for not fully activating his police body cam. It was. (The shot was captured only because the 60-second “look back” feature was done silently).

The shootings have been investigated by the Columbus Police Department, Ohio Prosecutor General, the US Prosecutor in Central Ohio, and the FBI.Mr. Koi was charged with the following charges in February: Murder and assault, And reckless Murder Added in April, he pleaded not guilty.

TheĀ· Reconciliation goes to a complete city council vote May 17th.

Columbus police are under new surveillance of how white police officers treat blacks after the April 20 shooting of 16-year-old girl Ma’Khia Bryant.

Even if there have been a series of historical reconciliations with families affected by police violence in recent years, Minneapolis Family with George Floyd Police continue to kill earlier this year Over 1,000 Americans each For nearly a decade, this year’s rate hasn’t seemed to change so far.

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