US police officer fired after killing unarmed Black man

Washington (AFP) – A white police officer who shot dead a Black man in Columbus, Ohio, last week was fired on Monday, city officials said. The death of Andre Maurice Hill triggered outrage in a country that has been racked by protests against police brutality and systemic racism since the spring. The 47-year-old African-American was in the garage of a house when he was shot several times by a police officer who had been called to the scene for a minor incident.  The officer, Adam Coy, was initially suspended after the shooting. “The evidence provided solid rationale for termination,” said Colu…

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