Family of Andre’ Hill Reach $10M Settlement with City of Columbus
The City of Columbus has reached a settlement of $10,000,000 with the family of Andre’ Hill, who was shot and killed by a former Columbus Division of Police Officer last December.
The settlement will be the highest amount ever paid out by the City of Columbus.
“No amount of money will ever bring Andre’ Hill back to his family, but we believe this is an important and necessary step in the right direction,” said Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein, whose office announced the settlement.
In addition, the City of Columbus will rename the gymnasium located inside the Brentnell Community Center, where the Hill family grew up, the Andre’ Hill Gymnasium. The name change will be completed within the year.
“The Hill family and their legal team, attorneys Ben Crump, Richard W. Schulte, and 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.”
Hill was shot and killed by former Columbus Division of Police officer Adam Coy. Coy was later terminated and now faces felony charges of murder, felonious assault, and reckless homicide in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
The settlement will move to Columbus City Council for a vote on Monday, May 17.