Adam Coy is a Columbus, Ohio, police officer who got fired after fatally shooting , an American Black man during an early morning nonemergency call on 22 December 2020.
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Adam Coy was a Columbus, Ohio, veteran police officer.
The shooting and dismissal
Columbus, Ohio, Officer Adam Coy, who fatally shot , a Black man during an early morning nonemergency call last week, was fired Monday.
Police Chief Tom Quinlan, as well as the city's mayor and other leaders, have called for Coy's dismissal since the shooting on Dec. 22. Following a disciplinary hearing Monday, Public Safety Director Ned Pettus agreed.
Pettus, who is the only official with the authority to fire police officers, said Coy had violated the department's use-of-force policy, failed to follow protocol by delaying the activation of his body camera, and failed to render aid to the dying man.
"The actions of Adam Coy do not live up to the oath of a Columbus Police officer, or the standards we, and the community, demand of our officers," Pettus wrote in a statement. "The shooting of Andre Hill is a tragedy for all who loved him, in addition to the community and our Division of Police."
Coy and another officer responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle at about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Upon their arrival, they found Hill sitting in a vehicle inside an opened-door garage. The officers approached the 47-year-old with shining flashlights. Hill walked toward the pair, holding up a cell phone. About five seconds later Coy shot Hill.
The incident was only partially captured by the officer's body camera. The devices within the department are set up so that they are always running and overwriting unwanted footage. However, once they are switched to record, the camera automatically keeps the previous 60 seconds of footage minus the accompanying audio. That is why aspects of the lead up to Hill's killing remain a mystery. Officer Coy turned on his own camera only after he'd already shot at the man who lay on the ground dying.
As the officers waited for medical help to arrive, neither offered Hill any assistance for approximately five minutes. They did not try to stop the man's bleeding. Instead, as Hill lays on the floor, Coy, a white, 19-year veteran officer commands, "Don't move dude."
Hill was pronounced dead at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.
A from the Franklin County Coroner's Office released Monday, ruled Hill's death a homicide. It said the preliminary cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds with a full report expected in 12 to 14 weeks.
Coy did not attend the disciplinary hearing but members of the Fraternal Order of the Police attended on his behalf.
Coy remains under criminal investigation in the shooting with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation leading the inquiry. Additionally, U.S. Attorney David DeVillers said his office will review whether any federal civil rights laws were violated.
Hill's killing was the second officer-involved shooting in Columbus in a span of three weeks, setting off a new round of protests against local law enforcement and accusations of excessive use of force.