Tag: Walter Scott

Police Body Cam Policies Fail to Meet Standards, Study Finds

A study updated this week concluded that of 50 United States police departments with body cam policies, none of them are effectively and appropriately implementing these policies. Notably, the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, failed to meet even the minimum qualifications in any of the areas the study took into…

Police Shoot Black Man Point Blank While Restrained on Ground

UPDATE: 1 p.m. ET July 6, 2016 The Baton Rouge Police Department has identified the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling as Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II. Both officers, who work in the Uniform Patrol Division, were placed on administrative leave Tuesday morning. Lake has…

Another Black Woman Dies in a Texas Jail Cell

By Sheryl Estrada Symone Marshall and her 3-year-old daughter. UPDATE May 23: Police in Huntsville, Texas, over the weekend said preliminary autopsy reports indicate Marshall’s place of death wasHuntsville Memorial Hospital, where she was taken after being found unresponsive in her cell. After a serious automobile accident on April 26…

Ex-Cop Who Killed Walter Scott Faces Federal Charges

Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager gunned down Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, on April 4, 2015, and lied about the incident. A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment, on top of state murder charges, thanks to a cell phone video recorded by a bystander. Principal…

Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland is Fired, Charged With Perjury

State trooper Brian Encinia, who arrested Sandra Bland on July 10, 2015 in Prairie View, Texas, was indicted by the Waller County grand jury on Wednesday for perjury.The grand jury has charged him for allegedly lying in an affidavit about Bland’s traffic stop, which ultimately resulted in the 28-year-old Black…

S.C. Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Motorist Released on Bail

The former South Carolina police officer charged with murder for fatally shooting an unarmed motorist in the back last April was released on bail Monday night. Michael Slager, 35, theformer North Charleston police officer who was caught on video shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott eight times in the back as he…

Monetary Toll for Bad Cop Behavior Continues To Grow

The city of North Charleston, S.C., on Thursday night reached a $6.5 million settlement with the family of Walter Scott, the unarmed Black man shot in the back by a police officer in April. The City Council voted 100 to approve the settlement, which City Attorney Brady Hair said was…