The city of Columbus, Ohio is paying ten million dollars to the family of Andre Hill as a settlement over his death. Much like how the city of Minneapolis previously reached a $27 million USD arrangement with the family of George Floyd.
According to CNN the settlement agreement will be voted on by the City Council this Monday.
"We understand that because of this former officer's actions, the Hill family will never be whole. 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," said City Attorney Zach Klein in a statement.
Andre Hill was killed in an officer-involved shooting back in December 2020.
Former Officer Adam Coy of Columbus, Ohio responded to a non-emergency call of someone sitting in an SUV who turned the vehicle on and off. It was later determined that Coy shot Hill four times. Coy didn’t use his body camera properly and the footage is limited with regards to how the situation transpired. But viewers can clearly see Andre Hill holding out his phone, and coming out of a garage, with Coy opening fire seconds later.
In early February he was charged with felony murder, felonious assault, and two counts of dereliction of duty. At the end of April, Mr. Coy pleaded not guilty to an additional count of reckless homicide.
"It's one step but it's not full justice. It doesn't take the scar off of our hearts that we still have from my dad not being here," said Hill’s daughter Karissa.
Hill had been reportedly visiting a family friend on the night of his death.