A white policeman accused of killing a black man last week in Columbus, Ohio, was fired on Monday (December 28th), authorities in the northern city said. Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was unarmed when he was shot several times in his garage by a white police officer last week, AFP reported.
The death of Andre Maurice Hill had provoked outrage in a country crossed since the spring by a historic movement against police violence and racism. The 47-year-old African-American was in the garage of a house when he was shot several times by Adam Coy.
The police had been called on the spot for a minor incident. The agent was suspended in the wake. “Analysis of the evidence justifies the dismissal” of Adam Coy, said Columbus police chief Thomas Quinlan.
Andre Hill, who was unarmed, is the second African American to be killed by police in less than three weeks in Columbus. “The death of Andre Hill is another tragic example of the tendency of the police to see black people as dangerous or criminal,” said lawyer Ben Crump, known for defending several families of Afro victims, on Monday. -American, including that of George Floyd. The latter’s death at the end of May sparked anger in the country and introspection in American society on the racial discrimination that plagues it.
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