Ohio police chief resigns a month after killing African-American man

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Thomas Kinlan, the chief of police in Columbus, Ohio, stepped down a month after a police officer shot and killed African-American Andre Hill, who was unarmed. This was reported by the local Columbus Dispatch newspaper.

The 47-year-old black man was shot and killed by police officer Adam Coy in December 2020. The officer was suspended from duty after it was discovered that he did not turn on his bib video recorder until after Hill was fatally shot.

Coy was later fired. Quinlan called the man’s murder a senseless brutality and added that it could have been prevented.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginter spoke out about Kinlan’s resignation and said the former police chief had failed to live up to his expectations as well as those of the community.