Columbus Passes Bodycam Law In Honor Of Andre Hill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city council in Ohio’s capital passed a law in honor of Andre Hill that would require police officers to turn on their body-worn cameras and render first aid after a use of force incident.

Columbus City Council unanimously approved the legislation late Monday, days after the city’s police chief was forced out of his role, as the latest repercussion stemming from the fatal December shooting of 47-year-old Hill by a white police officer.

The council also passed a city law that would provide initial funding of $250,000 for an “early warning system” to detect any emerging “problematic patterns,” in an officers’ behavior.