The Columbus Police Department on Wednesday released the body’s camera footage of the fatal shooting of a 47-year-old black man in which an officer shot the victim within seconds of the meeting.
Recordings of the meeting published by WOSU Public Media shows officer, identified as Adam Coy, shoots Andre Maurice Hill early Tuesday morning.
The incident comes weeks after a local county sheriff’s deputy, Jason Meade, shot 23-year-old Casey Goodson Jr. deadly, whose death sparked protests across the city.
The Columbus Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that Coys body camera was not fully activated, which means there is no sound for the first 60 seconds of the meeting.
However, Coy can be seen with another officer approaching Hill’s garage. About 47 seconds into the video, Hill can be seen walking out of his garage with a phone in one hand, and his right hand is not visible.
Coy appears to shoot Hill just seconds later, and Hill can be seen falling to the ground.
When the sound rises immediately after, Coy can be heard breathing heavily. “Put your f hands out to the side,” he says to Hill, who looks motionless on the ground. “Hands out to the side now! Roll to your stomach now! ”
Coy then asks if medication is coming and approaches Hill and overthrows him. Footage from the news outlet shows an officer starting to administer first aid six minutes later.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther (D) called on Coy for “immediate termination.”
The Columbus Division of Police’s core values are integrity, passion, accountability, respect and expertise. But [from] the body-worn camera footage we have seen, these values were absent and were not exhibited while Mr. Hill was dying, “he said in a statement.
The officer was released from service Tuesday, meaning he handed over his gun and badge and was deprived of all police authority pending a criminal and internal investigation.
David DeVillers, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, said in a statement Wednesday that his office is investigating the incident for any federal civil rights violations after the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations completed its investigation.
He added that he would then consult the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office on “how to proceed at the conclusion of our review.”
DeVillers is currently reviewing Goodson’s shooting.