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Adam Coy Indicted And Arrested In Andre Hill's Death

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A Franklin County grand jury has indicted former Columbus police officer Adam Coy in the death of  Andre Hill last December.

"The citizens of Franklin County, represented by the individual grand jurors, found probable cause to believe that Mr. Coy committed a crime when he killed Andre Hill by gunfire."
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Wednesday that Coy was arrested at his lawyer's office  and faces one count of murder.  He also faces a count of felonious assault and two counts of dereliction of duty.

On December 22nd, Coy and his partner were dispatched on a non-emergency call about a car idling on the Northwest side.  Within seconds of arriving on the scene Coy had pulled his service revolver and shot 47-year old Andre Hill as he stood in the garage of an aquaintance.  Neither officer had turned on their body cameras, but a look back feature recorded 60 seconds of silent video.  

Coy was fired by the city Public Safety Director on the recommendation of the Chief of Police. Yost says the trust placed in police makes Coy's actions more egregious.

"They undertake the increasingly difficult and dangerous task of protecting our communities.  But every person is responsible for and judge by his or her own actions.... Same rules for everybody."

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Outgoing Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien requested Yost serve as special prosecutor in the case.  

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.
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