Attorney’s Richard Schulte, Michael Wright, and Ben Crump have helped the family of Andre Hill reach a settlement with the City of Columbus for 10 million dollars. This is the biggest settlement the City of Columbus has ever paid out.
Andre Hill was shot seconds after officers with the Columbus Police Dept. arrived at a house where Hill had been visiting. Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan moved to terminate the officer earlier this week. Read more about the story here by ABC News. Coy, a 19-year police force veteran, was terminated by the City of Columbus shortly after the incident.
City Attorney Zach Klein said in a statement. “No amount of money will ever bring Andre Hill back to his family, but we believe this is an important and necessary step in the right direction.”
Wright & Schulte are happy with the steps the City of Columbus have taken since the incident and hope they continue to take the proper actions to ensure this never happens again. “Now all those involved can begin to heal,” stated the attorneys.
“It has been an honor to prosecute the Andre Hill case with my good friend Ben Crump,” says Richard Schulte.
In addition to the financial terms in the settlement, the City of Columbus will rename the gymnasium located inside the Brentnell Community Center located in Columbus, Ohio, the Andre’ Hill Gymnasium. The name change will be completed within this year.
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