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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Protesters were back on the streets of Columbus Tuesday, hours after a police officer fatally shot a Black teenage girl following a 911 call. The fatal shooting occurred seconds after officers arrived at the scene of a reported disturbance on Legion Lane on Columbus’ Southeast side. Body camera footage released by… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A magistrate judge has set bond at $3 million for a white former Ohio police officer charged with murder in the December shooting death of Andre Hill. Franklin County Magistrate Elizabeta Saken set the high bond Friday after the attorney for ex-officer Adam Coy unsuccessfully argued for bond between $25,000 and… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A white Ohio police officer has been charged with murder in the latest fallout following the December shooting death of 47-year-old Andre Hill, a Black man, the state’s attorney general says. Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy was indicted Wednesday by a Franklin County grand jury following an investigation by the Ohio… Read More
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… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy been fired from the department, Public Safety Director Ned Pettus announced Monday evening. City officials from Mayor Andrew Ginther to Police Chief Tom Quinlan had called for Coy’s termination in response to the killing of Andre Hill. “When I became chief, I changed our core values to… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Body camera footage shows a Columbus Police officer fatally shooting 47-year-old Andre Maurice Hill less than 10 seconds after finding him in his garage early Tuesday morning. The footage, released by the department Wednesday, also reveals that almost six minutes passed after Hill’s shooting before an officer attempts to administer first… Read More
Two black men killed by police recently in Alabama and Illinois were mistaken as suspects. Both were armed. Police trainers say there are steps departments can take to help prevent deaths.