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Records Show Coy's Partner Saw No Threat By Hill, Cops Delayed Paramedics From Arriving On Scene

Columbus Division of Police

The second Columbus Police officer on the Andre Hill shooting scene says she saw no threats or weapons but did not have a clear view of the scene.  Amy Detweiller told Internal Affairs investigators Adam Coy shouted Hill had a gun in his hand before opening fire.  Detweiller said Hill was facing Coy with his left arm raised and a cell phone in his left hand, then lowered it before the shooting.  She says Coy calmly asked Hill to exit the garage where he was shot, then shouted Hill had a gun.  Detweiler says Hill did not respond verbally. Officers  handcuffed Hill while he was on the ground and wounded. The city fired Coy Tuesday, accusing him of incompetence and "gross neglect of duty," among other things. <--break->Meanwhile, the chiefs of the Columbus Division of Fire and Police say there was a protracted delay in getting paramedics to the scene.  Ambulances were delayed because police vehicles were blocking a shorter route to the scene.  No aid was administered until medics arrived.  The fire division is investigating. 

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.
Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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