May 2021

Columbus Urban League May 14 statement on city’s settlement with family of Andre Hill

Today, the City of Columbus announced the terms of a settlement with the family of Andre Hill, who was shot and killed by a former Columbus Police Officer on December 22, 2020. The following is a statement from Stephanie Hightower, President & CEO, Columbus Urban League:

“We simply cannot fairly calculate the value of someone’s life. Andre Hill was a brother, father and grandfather, and so much more. His family lives with a devastating loss, a loss far beyond anything that can be reconciled on a balance sheet.

“Yet, the City of Columbus’ willingness to take responsibility is important. I pray it gives the family some peace. I also hope that the new Andre Hill Recreation Center honors his memory, not just as a building, but also as a place that delivers life-changing programming to children in Columbus.”

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