Saturday, October 10, 2015

North Charleston SC agrees to pay $6.5 million in settlement for shooting of unarmed black man by Scott by police

North Charleston, S.C., has agreed to pay $6.5 million as a settlement with the family of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man shot in the back and killed by a white police officer in April.  The incident captured national attention because it was captured on a cellphone camera by a passerby. The officer, Michael Slager, was fired and eventually charged with murder.  NPR and Slate have more information.

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