By PBS NewsHour
A former North Charleston police officer who was caught on video fatally shooting a black motorist as he fled a traffic stop in South Carolina pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal civil rights charge.
By Dave Berndtson
In our news wrap Monday, a South Carolina judge declared a mistrial in a police killing after the jury deadlocked. North Charleston officer Michael Slager was charged with murdering an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, as he ran from a…
By PBS NewsHour
After more than 22 hours of deliberations over four days, jurors told Circuit Judge Clifton Newman on Monday afternoon they could not come to an unanimous decision in the case against the 34-year-old ex-patrolman, who faced a possible sentence of…
By Joshua Barajas
Attorneys delivered opening statements Thursday in the trial of a South Carolina police officer Michael Slager over the 2015 death of Walter L. Scott, an unarmed black man.
In the year following the death of Michael Brown, America has seen its share of racial disquiet. It is with this backdrop that PBS NewsHour and Marist College’s Institute for Public Opinion conducted a survey of Americans that illustrates the…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
Civil rights groups in North Charleston, South Carolina have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into all the fatal officer-involved shootings in Charleston County since 1994.
Video that captures violent abuse by police or a government can send shockwaves through a society, but even if it goes viral, it may not stand up in a courtroom as evidence. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how one organization is…
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