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$3 million bond for Ohio officer who fatally shot Andre Hill

This undated photo provided by the Franklin County Ohio Sheriff's Department shows Adam Coy. The former Columbus Police officer was charged with murder Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in the latest fallout following the December shooting death of 47-year-old Andre Hill, a Black man, the state's attorney general said. (Franklin County Ohio Sheriff's Department via AP)

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A magistrate judge has set bond at $3 million for a white former Ohio police officer charged with murder in the December shooting death of Andre Hill. Franklin County Magistrate Elizabeta Saken set the high bond Friday after the attorney for ex-officer Adam Coy unsuccessfully argued for bond between $25,000 and $250,000. Coy entered a not guilty plea at the hearing following his Wednesday indictment for the fatal shooting of the 47-year-old Hill on Dec. 22. Hill was Black. The charges faced by Coy also include failure to use his body camera and failure to tell another officer he believed Hill presented a danger.

 

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