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Jun 13, 2023

Authorities: South Carolina man fatally shot after firing on deputies during standoff

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — About a half-dozen deputies shot and killed a man who fired at them multiple times during a standoff at a South Carolina home Monday, authorities said. The standoff started about 9 a.m. when a utility worker came to the man’s property to do work and he forced her to leave at […]

May 11, 2023

South Carolina man sues police after being shot at 47 times during mental crisis

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man is suing a sheriff’s office in South Carolina saying deputies shot at him nearly 50 times when he was having a mental health crisis in a parked truck with a shotgun in his lap, even though he says his hands were raised. Trevor Mullinax survived being hit nine times […]

Apr 6, 2023

Connecticut woman shot by officer gets $1.1M settlement

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was seriously injured when a police officer opened fire on her and her boyfriend as they sat in a car unarmed has settled a lawsuit over the shooting for about $1.1 million. Stephanie Washington was struck four times when Hamden officer Devin Eaton fired 13 bullets at […]

Mar 20, 2023

Even ‘reasonable’ police shootings are not inevitable

by James M. Doyle BridgeTower Media Newswires BOSTON, MA — After brandishing a fake gun near Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Juston Root, a 41-year-old man with a long history of mental illness, led police on a wild chase. Root was shot at least once outside the hospital. He lost control of his car […]

Oct 2, 2019

Officer cleared in shooting of SC homeowner through window

A police officer in South Carolina who shot and wounded a 62-year-old man in the foyer of his home through a window while checking a medical alarm won’t face criminal charges. State agents investigated the shooting, and in a two-paragraph letter on Sept. 3, South Carolina Assistant Attorney General Jerrod Fussnecker said he reviewed their […]

Aug 7, 2019

Officer who shot homeowner in June linked to 2017 shooting

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy who shot and wounded a South Carolina homeowner through a window in June was also among several officers who fatally shot a man two years ago. Greenville County Deputy Kevin Azzara and the others were cleared in the 2017 shooting of a man holding a pellet gun outside […]

Jul 31, 2019

The Latest: Homeowner devastated by police story of shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on police releasing body camera footage of a man shot by an officer in his South Carolina home (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The lawyer for a South Carolina homeowner shot by a police officer checking a medical alarm says he was devastated when authorities said he jerked open […]

Jan 9, 2019

South Carolina officer loses appeal over shooting conviction

An appellate court has upheld the conviction and 20-year sentence of a white former South Carolina policeman for the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist who was running away from a traffic stop. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made that determination Tuesday in the case of Michael Slager, writing that a judge […]

May 5, 2017

Prosecutor will not charge officers who shot man 19 times

Three police officers who shot a black man 19 times were cleared of charges April 26 because the man had a gun when he was killed, a prosecutor said. Solicitor Chip Finney said photos from a body camera video shows a gun in Waltki Williams’ hand and a muzzle flash from the weapon as Williams […]

Apr 26, 2017

Family sees video of police shooting; will continue lawsuit

A lawyer for the family of a man killed by police in South Carolina says he plans to continue his lawsuit after seeing video of the shooting. Solicitor Chip Finney showed the footage to Waltki Williams’ family Tuesday. Finney plans a news conference Wednesday to announce whether he’ll file charges against the Sumter police officers. […]

Dec 6, 2016

After mistrial, slain SC man’s family still expects justice

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death. Circuit Judge Clifton Newman on Monday […]

Nov 29, 2016

Officer felt ‘total fear’ before shooting fleeing motorist

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager choked back tears on Tuesday, testifying in his own defense that he felt “total fear” when the black motorist he was chasing from a traffic stop got control of his Taser and pointed it at him. Slager, 35, faces 30 years to life if convicted […]

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