City of Columbus, Andre Hill's family agree to $10 million settlement
Columbus, Ohio, on Friday reached a $10 million settlement with the family of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by police as he walked out of a garage while holding a cellphone.
What they're saying: "We understand that because of this former officer's actions, the Hill family will never be whole," City Attorney Zach Klein said in a statement. "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."
- It's the largest such settlement ever paid by the city.
- Columbus will also rename a gymnasium at the Brentnell Community Center after Hill.
The Hill family's attorneys thanked the city for renaming the gym and "for doing the right thing by agreeing to a financial resolution with the family."
- "Now all those involved can begin to heal."
What's next: The Columbus City Council will vote on the settlement on Monday.
The big picture: Adam Coy, the officer who fatally shot 47-year-old Hill, was fired from the Columbus police force in December.
- He has pleaded not guilty to murder, assault and reckless homicide charges.