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

"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," Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said 

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Karissa Hill, daughter of Andre Hill, is comforted by family as she weeps while her father's casket is closed at the start of the funeral services for Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 at First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio. Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by Columbus Division of Police Officer Adam Coy in the early morning of Dec. 22, 2020 after officers responded to a non-emergency call in the area. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
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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