Latest Police shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina News

4 face manslaughter in shooting that killed 1, hurt 13

Jun. 04, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four people were charged with manslaughter in a shooting last month at an illegal concert in South Carolina that killed a 14-year-old girl and hurt 13 other people, North Charleston police said. The May 22 shooting happened when two gangs were at...

1 killed, 13 hurt during illegal concert in South Carolina

May. 24, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thirteen people were hurt and a 14-year-old girl killed after several people began shooting at an illegal concert in South Carolina over the weekend, authorities said. Investigators said a fight started just before the gunfire in a North Charleston...

Police: 1 killed, at least a dozen others shot at concert

May. 24, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — More than a dozen people were shot during a concert in North Charleston, South Carolina, including a 14-year-old girl who was killed, police said Sunday. Early indications are that a fight broke out during what police called an unannounced...

Evidence in Chauvin case contradicted first police statement

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Moments after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, copies of the original Minneapolis police statement began recirculating on social media. It attributed Floyd's death to “medical distress” and made no mention that the Black...

A look at high-profile cases over killings by US police

Apr. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter charges in George Floyd's death after pressing his knee into Floyd's neck as he cried out: “I can't breathe.” The defense argued that Chauvin, a white...

Judge keeps ex-cop's 20-year sentence for killing Black man

Apr. 19, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge upheld a 20-year prison sentence on Monday for former police officer Michael Slager in the killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina, rejecting Slager's claims his lawyer did a poor job. ...

Ex-officer appeals 20-year sentence for killing Black man

Apr. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer serving 20 years in prison for killing an unarmed Black man in South Carolina who ran from a traffic stop said his lawyer never told him about a plea offer from prosecutors that could have cut years off his sentence. ...