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Law enforcement erected barriers at the Ohio Statehouse ahead of potentially armed protests on Sunday.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

The city of Columbus announced that it will close City Hall and surrounding buildings Tuesday and Wednesday to promote safety around President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. They will already be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Columbus Police Vice officer Andrew Mitchell.
Justice Department

The murder trial for Andrew Mitchell, the former Columbus Police Vice Unit officer who killed Donna Castleberry, has been moved once again to March.

Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in front of the Ohio Statehouse on January 6 shortly before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday that the Ohio Statehouse and state office buildings downtown will be closed from Sunday-Wednesday to prepare for armed protests ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

SWAT officer
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The ACLU of Ohio has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a Columbus resident who was arrested for filming a Columbus Police SWAT team that was serving a search warrant in his neighborhood.

Keith Ferrell, president of the union representing Columbus police officers, discusses the union's intent to wait on additional facts before deciding whether to challenge the firing of officer Adam Coy, on Jan. 11, 2021.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins / Associated Press

The leaders of Columbus’ police union are asking for an extension in seeking arbitration for Adam Coy, the former officer who was fired after killing Andre Hill.  

Body camera footage from Columbus Police officer Adam Coy just after the fatal shooting of Andre Maurice Hill on Dec. 22, 2020.
Columbus Police

Columbus Police say they're now investigating an officer's instruction for other officers to turn off their body cameras following the fatal shooting of Andre Hill.

Attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family of Andre Hill, holds up pictures from bodycam footage of Columbus Police officers at a press conference Dec. 31, 2020.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Hundreds are expected to gather Tuesday in Columbus to honor the life of 47-year-old Andre Hill — known as “Dre” to friends and “Big Daddy” to his three grandchildren — after he was fatally shot by a white police officer days before Christmas.

A small memorial has been set up on Oberlin Drive in the yard next door to where Andre Hill was killed.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Additional body camera footage from the shooting of Andre Hill shows Columbus Police officers handcuffing an unresponsive Hill and then inspecting the garage, searching for shell casings, interviewing residents or simply standing nearby rather than offer first aid.

Body camera footage from Columbus Police officer Adam Coy just after the fatal shooting of Andre Maurice Hill on Dec. 22, 2020.
Columbus Police

The attorney representing fired Columbus Police officer Adam Coy says his client has not spoken with state investigators yet, and he may not at all. 

Columbus Police cruiser vehicle
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

With just two days left, Columbus has seen 173 homicides in 2020. Columbus Police Deputy Chief Michael Woods says this is the most homicides the city has seen in a single year.

Dozens of activists gathered Monday night on Oberlin Drive to demand white people stop calling police on Black people.
Clare Roth / WOSU

Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy was fired Monday for fatally shooting and killing Andre Hill on a non-emergency call last week. A neighbor had called 911 complaining of a man turning a car engine on and off.

Andre Maurice Hill was fatally shot by a Columbus Police officer on Dec. 22, 2020.
Andre Hill / Facebook

Documents from the disciplinary investigation into fired Columbus Police officer Adam Coy are providing a fuller account of what happened before Coy shot and killed Andre Hill.

A small memorial has been set up on Oberlin Drive in the yard next door to where Andre Hill was killed.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy been fired from the department, Public Safety Director Ned Pettus announced Monday evening. City officials from Mayor Andrew Ginther to Police Chief Tom Quinlan had called for Coy's termination in response to the killing of Andre Hill. 

Body camera footage from Columbus Police officer Adam Coy just after the fatal shooting of Andre Maurice Hill on Dec. 22, 2020.
Columbus Police

Columbus Public Safety Director Ned Pettus is expected to decide soon whether to fire Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy, who killed Andre Hill during a service call last Tuesday morning. 

Body camera footage from Columbus Police officer Adam Coy just after the fatal shooting of Andre Maurice Hill on Dec. 22, 2020.
Columbus Police

Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan is officially recommending that officer Adam Coy be terminated for fatally shooting Andre Hill, failing to activate his body camera and neglecting to administer first aid.

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