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  1. 10 Things to Know for TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. CAPTAIN, CREW MEMBER OF CAPSIZED MIGRANT SHIP ARRESTED The captain faces a charge of reckless multiple homicide in the sinking of the smugglers' ship, which may have killed as many as 900 in the Mediterranean. 2. US AIRCRAFT CARRIER HEADS TO WATERS OFF RESTIVE YEMEN The USS Theodore Roosevelt will join other American warships poised to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying arms to Iran-backed Shiite rebels, U.S. officials say.

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  2. SC paper wins Pulitzer for reporting on domestic violenceRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK - The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two. The Seattle Times staff took the breaking news award for its coverage of a mudslide that killed 43 people and its exploration of whether the disaster could have been prevented.

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  3. Call for special prosecutor in case of man shot by officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The attorney who brought a $40 million lawsuit following the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last year wants a special prosecutor to investigate a similar case in South Carolina. Malik Shabazz, the president of Black Lawyers for Justice, says his group also will conduct its own investigation into the slaying of 50-year-old Walter Scott by a white officer April 4. He also plans a nationwide town hall meeting next weekend to explore the issue of race and police practices.

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  4. Dash cam: Officer who shot black man told boss he ran awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BRUCE SMITH and PHILLIP LUCAS Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man can be heard telling his supervisor twice that he didn't understand why the man ran away, according to dash cam video. That officer, Michael Slager, in is jail and has been fired in the wake of the April 4 shooting death of Walter Scott, 50, who was buried over the weekend.

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  5. Sharpton praises response to police shooting of SC manRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 12 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By PHILLIP LUCAS Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - During a sermon at a North Charleston church, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday that swift action taken by a white mayor and police chief in the South could set the tone for handling future questions of police misconduct across the country.

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  6. Funeral set for black driver fatally shot by white officerRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    SUMMERVILLE, N.C. - A funeral is set for the black driver who was fatally shot by a white police officer after fleeing a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina. Mourners are expecting to gather for 50-year-old Walter Scott's funeral Saturday morning.

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  7. Man shot by police had much to celebrate in recent monthsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Less than two months before he was killed, Walter Lamer Scott turned 50 and wanted everyone around him to join in the celebration. It was February, and Scott's family had taken him to dinner at a Japanese steakhouse.

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  8. Correction: Police Officer-Fatal Shooting storyRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - In stories April 7 and 8 about the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Walter Scott was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard. Scott was granted a lesser discharge, known as a general discharge under honorable conditions, because of a drug-related incident.

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  9. Police cruiser video shows moments before fatal shootingRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JEFFREY COLLINS and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The traffic stop starts like any other: an officer pulls over a motorist, walks up to the driver's side window and asks for license and registration. What happened minutes later appears to take place without any obvious sign of provocation or conflict: The driver opens the door and runs, and the officer chases after him.

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  10. Latest on police shooting: State investigators had doubtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By The Associated Press 8:30 p.m. The chief of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said Thursday evening that investigators and crime scene technicians from his agency immediately saw inconsistencies when they arrived at the scene where white North Charleston police officer Michael Slager fatally shot Walter Scott, an unarmed black resident, in the back. "We believed early on that there was something not right about what happened in the encounter," Chief Mark Keel said.

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  11. Latest on police shooting: Dash cam video shows chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By The Associated Press 5:15 p.m. Dash cam video shows the man fatally shot by a police officer get out of his car and then run away during a traffic stop. The video, released Thursday by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, shows what begins as a seemingly routine traffic stop.

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  12. Blacks blame shooting on police indifference to complaintsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By MITCH WEISS and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - There is almost nothing in Michael Thomas Slager's police personnel file to suggest that his bosses considered him a bad apple, let alone a trigger-happy renegade. People in the community he served said Thursday that this is precisely the problem: the department does too little to scrutinize its officers and keep them in check.

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  13. Latest on police shooting: Dozens visit memorial for victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By The Associated Press 2:15 p.m. An official from the Charleston, South Carolina, branch of the NAACP says he is not surprised by the police response to a prior allegation of excessive force against the white officer who shot a black man in the back as he fled after a traffic stop. The prior complaint against Michael Slager involved Mario Givens, another black man.

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  14. Officer who shot man had prior excessive force complaintRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By MITCH WEISS and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black man in the back was allowed to stay on the force despite a 2013 complaint that he used excessive force against another unarmed black man. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Mario Givens recounted Wednesday how he was awakened before dawn one morning by loud banging on the front door of his family's North Charleston home.

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  15. Witness: Officer didn't warn man before he shot him 8 timesRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BRUCE SMITH and JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - An eyewitness whose cellphone video put a South Carolina police officer in jail on a murder charge said Wednesday that he did not hear the white officer give any warning before he fired eight times at the back of a black man who can be seen in the footage running away before he falls to the ground. Feidin Santana told NBC News that while walking to work Saturday morning, he saw Officer Michael Thomas Slager controlling Walter Lamer Scott on the ground, and began recording when he heard the sound of a Taser.

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  16. South Carolina police officer charged with murder is firedRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BRUCE SMITH and JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white South Carolina police officer who claimed he killed an unarmed black man in self-defense has been fired after being charged with murder, the city's mayor announced Wednesday after a video exposed him firing eight shots from a safe distance at the fleeing 50-year-old man. The mayor also announced that he has ordered enough body cameras so that every uniformed officer wears one in North Charleston.

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  17. Coroner: Walter Scott died from multiple gunshot wounds to the backRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston County Coroner's Office announced Walter Scott died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to the back, and ruled his death a homicide. Coroner Rae Wooten said an autopsy was performed Sunday on the 50-year-old, one day after police say Scott was shot while running from a North Charleston police officer.

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  18. The Latest: Protest, investigation in S. Carolina shootingRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By The Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - 10:35 a.m. The North Charleston mayor and police chief are visiting the parents of a black man killed by a white officer to offer their condolences. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Police Chief Eddie Driggers arrived at the home of Walter Scott Sr. and Judy Scott on Wednesday morning.

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  19. North Charleston police officer charged with murder in shooting of Walter ScottRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - Bond was denied Tuesday night for a North Charleston police officer who fatally shot a 50-year-old man during a traffic stop. North Charleston Patrolman First Class Michael Slager, 33, faces a murder charge in connection with the Saturday morning shooting death of Walter Scott.

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  20. White SC officer charged with murder in black man's deathRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BRUCE SMITH and JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. - Dramatic video that appears to show a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man after a traffic stop has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid continued public outrage over a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement agents. The video, provided to the dead man's family and lawyer by an unidentified person who shot the footage, shows North Charleston Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager apparently firing eight shots at the back of Walter Lamer Scott as Scott runs away.

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