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Columbus Faith Leaders and Ms. Adrienne Hood’s Attorney React to Mistrial, Salute One Juror’s Courage


Thursday, November 18, 2021


Austin Schuler, aschuler@faithinpubliclife.org, (540) 280-3393

Columbus Faith Leaders and Ms. Adrienne Hood’s Attorney React to Mistrial, Salute One Juror’s Courage

Columbus, Ohio — A mistrial was declared in the civil suit of Adrienne Hood vs. City of Columbus, Ohio, Jason S. Bare, Zachary B. Rosen, Eric J. Pilya, Commander Gary Cameron, and Chief Kim Jacobs. In 2016, two plain clothes Columbus police officers, ​​Zachary Rosen and Jason Bare, shot and killed Ms. Hood’s son, Henry Green. 

The faith leaders below regularly convene with Ms. Hood to strategize ways to increase accountability for the Columbus Division of Police. The faith leaders salute Juror #20, who voted their conscience. 

Attorney Sean Walton, Representing Ms. Adrienne Hood 

“Despite today’s outcome, we know the public has learned the truth about Henry Green V’s death at the hands of Columbus Police Officers Zachary Rosen and Jason Bare. Although we know it is difficult for some to believe police officers could act so heinously, our belief is that these officers will soon be held accountable for their actions. Henry’s family, led by his mother Adrienne Hood, has fought for accountability relentlessly since June 6, 2016. The inability of this jury to reach a decision does not change that mission. The city of Columbus has been put on notice, and we will continue to aggressively tell the truth that Zachary Rosen, Jason Bare, and the Columbus Division of Police choose not to. We look forward to our next day in court.”

Reverend Dr. Susan Smith, Crazy Faith Ministries 

“This is wrong. So exhausting. The struggle continues. ‘A Luta Continua!’” 

Pastor Joel Miller, Columbus Mennonite Church

“This must be tremendously exhausting, but someone [Juror 20] used their power to not give in, which is good news.” 

Reverend Dr. Jeffrey P. Kee, New Faith Baptist Church of Christ 

“Thank God for her [Juror 20] stance, to go against the jurors! That’s what you call ‘Stand your ground!’”

Reverend Dr. Tim Ahrens, First Congregational Church 

“We prayed that the Holy Spirit touch the heart of every juror! That the clarity of justice for Henry Green V becomes clear.” 

Reverend Dr. Eric Brown, Woodland Christian Church 

“I’m very disappointed and angry about [the mistrial].” 


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