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Andre Hill’s Family Reaches $10 Million Settlement With City of Columbus

Mr. Coy, still pointing his gun, ordered Mr. Hill to put his hands to his side and roll onto his stomach. Officers were first seen on video trying to help Mr. Hill about six minutes after he was shot. Mr. Hill died at the hospital shortly afterward. No weapon was recovered at the scene.

“Andre Hill should still be alive today, and no amount of money will bring him back,” Mayor Andrew J. Ginther of Columbus said in a statement on Friday. “My commitment to social justice, racial equity and healing in our community remains unwavering.”

In January, Mr. Ginther demoted the former Columbus police chief, Thomas Quinlan, who he said had lost the public’s trust after failing to “successfully implement the reform and change I expect and that the community demands,” according to The Columbus Dispatch.

The City Council also unanimously passed Andre’s Law, named after Mr. Hill, which mandates the use of body cameras by city police during any action by law enforcement, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The law also requires officers to give aid and call for medics if they use any force that causes injuries.

Last month, 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who had been in foster care, was fatally shot by police in Columbus responding to a 911 call about an attempted stabbing shortly before a jury in Minneapolis convicted the former police officer Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd.

Ms. Bryant’s death sparked protests across Columbus again. With at least four fatal killings by the police in the past few months, many residents in Ohio’s capital city felt exploited by the Police Department, which had received many complaints of misconduct.

“It’s very emotional because every day you turn on the T.V., you see a new killing,” Karissa Hill, Mr. Hill’s daughter, said at a news conference on Friday about her reactions to police killings after her father’s death. “It retriggers, because no matter how it happened or justified, nonjustified, you see it, and it just brings back a trigger that my dad’s not here.”

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