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Former Columbus Police Officer Released From Jail On Reduced Bond

Former Columbus police officer Adam Coy left jail this afternoon after a judge agreed to lower his bond from $3 million to $1 million.  

Coy, who is white, was indicted in the December 22nd shooting death of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man who was shot while standing in the garage of an aquaintance near Upper Arlington.  Coy faces charges of murder, felonious assault and two counts of dereliction of duty.  

An atttorney for the Hill family says his clients are not happy with the reduction in bond, but accepted the decision.  Judge Stephen McIntosh also agreed to allow Coy contact with a support team of officers with similar experiences, although he is barred from contact with any officers associated with the case.  

Coy was met by a small group of protestors as he left the jail.  If convicted, he could face life in prison.

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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