Columbus will pay Hill’s Family $10 Million settlement and rename gymnasium after Andre’ Hill
(Columbus, Oh. May 13th, 2021)-Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein announced Friday that the City of Columbus has reached an agreement with the family of Andre’ Hill, who was shot and killed by former Columbus Division of Police Officer Adam Coy last December. The City of Columbus has agreed to deliver a settlement of $10,000,000.00 to Hill’s family.
On December 22nd, 2020, Columbus Police Officers responded to a 911 call on Oberlin Drive in Columbus, Ohio, where officers came into contact with Mr. Andre’ Hill in a garage. At the time, Mr. Hill was shot and killed by CPD Officer Adam Coy.
Coy was terminated by the City of Columbus and now faces felony charges of murder, felonious assault, and reckless homicide in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
“We understand that because of this former officer’s actions, the Hill family will never be whole,” said Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein. “No amount of money will ever replace a beloved family member’s life, but we are glad to take this step in the right direction on behalf of the City.”
In addition the financial terms laid out in the agreement, the City of Columbus will rename the gymnasium located inside the Brentnell Community Center, located 1280 Brentnell Avenue, Columbus, Ohio to the Andre’ Hill Gymnasium. The name change will be completed within this year.
“The Hill family and their legal team, attorneys Ben Crump, Richard W Schulte, & Michael Wright, want to thank the City of Columbus and its leaders for doing the right thing by agreeing to a financial resolution with the family and renaming the Brentnell Community Center Gymnasium after Andre’ Hill,” said the attorneys representing Hill’s family. “Now all those involved can begin to heal.”
The settlement, which will be the highest amount ever paid out by the City of Columbus, will move to Columbus Council for a vote on Monday, May 17th, 2021.