The Columbus Police Department on Wednesday released body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a 47-year-old black man in which an officer shot the victim within seconds of the encounter.
Footage of the encounter published by WOSU Public Media Officers show, identified as Adam Coe, shooting Andre Maurice Hill early Tuesday.
The incident comes weeks after a local county sheriff’s deputy, Jason Meade, shot 23-year-old Casey Goodson Jr., whose death sparked protests across the city.
The Columbus Department of Public Safety said on Tuesday that Coy had a body camera Not fully active, Meaning there is no audio for the first 60 seconds of the encounter.
However, Coe can be seen with another officer near Hill’s Garage. About 47 seconds into the video, Hill can be seen exiting his garage with a handheld phone, and his right hand is not visible.
Coy Hill is seen shooting a few seconds later, and Hill can be seen falling to the ground.
When the audio picks up immediately, the coy can be heard breathing heavily. “Put your f — hands outward,” he says to Hill, who appears motionless on the ground. “Now hand out! Now roll in your belly! “
Coy then asks if the medics are coming and contacts Hill and rolls him over. Footage from the news outlet shows an officer starting first aid six minutes later.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther (D) called for Coy’s “immediate closing”.
The Columbus Division of Police’s core values are integrity, passion, accountability, respect and excellence. but [from] Mr. Hill stated that the camera footage worn in the body, these values were absent and not on display.
The officer was released from duty on Tuesday, meaning he was changed into his gun and badge and stripped of all police powers pending a criminal and internal investigation.
U.S. Attorney David DeVillers of the Southern District of Ohio said in a statement Wednesday that his office is investigating the incident for any federal civil rights violations following the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
He said he would “consult with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office on how to proceed to the conclusion of our review.”
DeVillers is currently reviewing Goodson’s Shooting.