The North Charleston, S.C., Police Department has declined to pursue criminal charges against a man who went after and then fatally shot an unarmed 15-year-old boy in a car theft.
After 52 years as a resident, 29 years as a police officer and five years as assistant chief—and nearly three years since the killing of unarmed citizen Walter Scott—Reggie Burgess will be sworn in Thursday as North Charleston, S.C.’s first black police chief.
The sentencing hearing for former South Carolina Police Officer Michael Slager, who was caught on videotape shooting and killing a fleeing, unarmed Walter Scott during a 2015 traffic stop, begins Monday.
The South Carolina prosecutor who tried the now former North Charleston police officer responsible for shooting and killing the 50-year-old black unarmed motorist Walter Scott said in a pretrial hearing last year that Michael Slager’s shooting of Scott was a “close call” between manslaughter and murder, but that a…
Just a week after his state murder trial in the death of Walter Scott ended with a hung jury, a source close to the case said Tuesday that federal prosecutors expect to try former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager sometime this spring.
Updated, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, 2 p.m. EST: One juror in the Walter Scott murder trial apparently refuses to vote for a guilty verdict, thereby deadlocking the jury in the high-profile murder case.
The jury in the trial of the white former North Charleston, S.C., police officer accused of murdering a black unarmed motorist was seated in the case Wednesday, with 11 whites and 1 black serving.
Seeking to improve relationships between the community and police, a proposal for a citizen’s advisory committee will be presented to North Charleston next month.