North Charleston Reaches Settlement in the Death of Walter Scott

In April 2015, Walter Scott was stopped for a minor traffic violation.  Minutes later, Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer as he fled the scene and was later shot in the back.  Video footage that was later released showed that Scott was unarmed, and that footage contradicted the officer’s account that Scott had tried to grab the officer’s taser.  Yesterday, the city of North Carolina reached a settlement with Walter Scott’s family in the amount of $6.5 million.

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