Columbus city leaders react to indictment of former officer Adam Coy
Columbus city leaders are weighing in on the indictment of former police officer Adam Coy.
Coy was indicted Wednesday for murder in the commission of a felony, felonious assault, and two counts of dereliction of duty.
Mayor Andrew Ginther said the indictment is a step towards justice.
"The community was outraged by the killing of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man, by law enforcement. The indictment does not lessen the pain of his tragic death for Mr. Hill’s loved ones, but it is a step towards justice. I thank the grand jury for their service," Ginther said.
City Council President Shannon Hardin said the indictment is partial justice.
"Officer Adam Coy has been arrested and indicted for murder. Tonight we have partial justice -- true justice would be if Andre' Hill was still with us today. I'm appreciative for Attorney General Yost's cooperation and deliberative action. Officer Coy's indictment means that the appropriate authority plans to prosecute this case and will seek a conviction. I look forward to continuing to push reform with the goal that no one loses their life at the hands of law enforcement," Hardin said.
Rep. Joyce Beatty released the following statement on the indictment:
“The indictment of Adam Coy is but the first step in securing justice for Andre Hill. I, along with his family, friends, and the entire community, await the trial and ultimate conviction of Mr. Coy.”
Coy was arrested Wednesday and will appear in court Thursday.