MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The chief of police in Columbus, Ohio, Thomas Quinlan, has filed prices towards police officer Adam Coy who killed an unarmed African American man, Andre Hill, and beneficial the top of the town’s Public Safety Department, Ned Pettus terminate Coy for vital misconduct.
The police chief careworn that he had watched the video of the incident captured by Coy’s physique digital camera and had sufficient proof to provoke his termination.
The police chief added that the Columbus City Attorney’s Office had launched two investigations into Coy and the opposite officers concerned in the incident over unreasonable use of lethal drive, failure to activate their body-worn cameras, and render first support to Hill.
On Tuesday, Coy was relieved of his duties following the deadly capturing of Hill. According to Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginter, Coy and his colleagues didn’t activate their physique cameras earlier than Coy fired at Hill, and the cameras solely captured video of the lethal capturing with no audio being recorded.
On 4 December, Columbus, Ohio witnessed one other 23-year-old African American man, Casey Goodson, killed exterior his residence by Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Meade.
A sequence of African American deaths attributable to police has introduced into query the fundamental ideas of US regulation enforcement companies and judiciary system, exposing incidents of racism in coping with unarmed African American suspects. According to the Black Lives Matter motion, which was based in 2013, African American communities in the US undergo from violence and abuse attributable to the state.