This is a followup to:
“OHIO! Unarmed Black Man Fatally Shot by Columbus Police Officer Responding to Noise Complaint”
The officers had been responding to a non-emergency disturbance call from a neighbor, according to the Columbus Department of Public Safety.
Someone called 911 to report a man in an SUV turning his engine on and off.
Officer Coy (the shooter) and another officer who responded to the call were equipped with body cameras but did not turn them on until after the shooting, according to the Department of Public Safety. A function of the body-worn cameras’ technology used by Columbus police provides a 60-second look back but records no audio during that period, so any conversation before or during the shooting is not heard.
When police arrived on the scene, a garage door was open and a man was inside. As that man walked towards the officers, he was carrying a cell phone in his left hand, while his right hand was not visible. Within seconds he was shot by Officer Coy.
◾️The victim was a guest at the house.
◾️No weapon was found at the scene.
◾️Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has called for Coy to be fired. Coy has already turned in his badge and gun and is on paid leave.
◾️There was no attempt to give aid the shot man throughout least 8 minutes, perhaps much longer.
◾️Three weeks ago another Black man, Casey Goodson Jr., was shot and killed while carrying sandwiches by a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy. Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County.
I predict this one is going to be in the news for a while. I encourage anyone interested to view at least the first 2 minutes of the video and to read the linked articles.
Be warned, this may be disturbing.
Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan said in a statement that he filed two departmental charges alleging critical misconduct against officer Adam Coy in the death of Hill after an expedited investigation. His recommendation for termination now goes to the city’s public safety director; a hearing is scheduled for Monday.