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Cop who murdered Black senior citizen gets probation

16.4.16

Cop who murdered Black senior citizen gets probation: [rollingout.com] Satterwhite’s family was outraged by the lenient sentence given by the judge, who declared that the shooting wasn’t like other officer-involved killings that have garnered notoriety in recent years. This was in reference to the police shooting of unarmed Black man Walter Scott that also garnered national attention. Satterwhite was shot within seconds of Craven approaching his car; still, he claimed that the senior citizen attempted to reach for his gun and he was in fear of his life. However, video footage of the incident showed that this was not the case. Satterwhite’s family received a $1.25 million settlement from the city for his death. To date, South Carolina towns and cities have shelled out more than $25 million to settle lawsuits in questionable officer involved shootings.


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