Despite the powerful and widespread Black Lives Matter movement this year, 2020 ends with another death at the hands of an Ohio police officer.

The Black Lives Matter Movement has been relevant, even if under different names, for decades now. However, it gained particular momentum with the aids of social media and worldwide connection in 2020. It was kicked off by the murder of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands of a white police officer, in May. Thus, the many protests against police brutality directed at people of colour and other minority groups began.

Despite the many protests, marches, media attention, etc, many black people, and other ethnic minorities, lost their lives to the police system, for example, such as Casey Goodson Jr and now, Andrei Hill.

Andrei Hill was a 47-year-old black man who was fatally shot by a white member of the Ohio police, Adam Coy.

Police body-cam footage showed Hill exiting a garage, holding a phone before being shot by Coy, and being left on the garage floor for many minutes without any of the on-scene police members coming to his aid. No weapon was found on the scene.

Many of the police had failed to properly activate bodycam, meaning audio of the scene was unavailable.

However, potentially due to the uprise of the BLM movement, the issue is being looked into by the justice system, and Adam Coy has been both fired by the police chief, Thomas Quinlan, and is under criminal investigation. All other police on the scene of the event are also being investigated in order to find out why bodycams were off and why everyone failed to aid Mr Hill.

“This is what accountability looks like. The evidence provided solid rationale for termination,” said Quinlan after Coy was fired on Monday.

Whilst the police brutality is finally beginning to be seen as an issue that entire police departments are to held accountable for, and whilst this is a step in the right direction, yet another life was lost in the process, and the Black Lives Matter movement is far from over or irrelevant.