Keith Ferrell

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.
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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.  

A Columbus Police officer aims a pepper spray cannister at a protester's face on May 30, 2020.
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The killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd in May sparked protests across the nation. Since his death, there’s been a stream of Columbus demonstrations demanding police reform. 

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This is part two of a two-part series about race inside Columbus Division of Police. Read part one here

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include comments from Columbus Public Safety Director Ned Pettus, who oversees the Columbus Division of Police. He was interviewed prior to publication, but his comments were erroneously not included in the original story.