Family of Andre Hill awarded $10 million from city of Columbus

By: Alyssa Wilson

The City of Columbus, Ohio has agreed to pay a $10 million settlement to the family of Andre Hill. The 47-year-old Black man was shot and killed by former Columbus police officer Adam Coy in December.  

Coy was fired from the police department, and pleaded not guilty to murder charges. He was accused of incompetence and “gross neglect of duty.”  

RELATED: Police observed no threats from Andre Hill before shooting  

The settlement is the largest of its kind in the city’s history, the Chicago Tribune reported.  RELATED: Protesters call for justice in police killing of Andre Hill 

This is a developing story that will be updated.  

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