A 50-year-old woman arrested for failure to pay court fines died in police custody after Charleston, South Carolina, officials failed to provide “reasonable medical care,” lawyers representing her family said this week.
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An S.C. trooper who stopped a man for a seat belt violation outside Columbia and then shot him – apparently without provocation – was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
His hands were in the air when the officer shot him.
Deputies in South Carolina are being probed after a suspect was beaten during an arrest caught on video Saturday.
Witnesses filmed two Greenville County Sheriff’s Office deputies as they appeared to punch a man more than 10 times during the arrest, which occurred at Walmart.
According to WSPA, deputies responded to a call about a man acting erratically at Walmart. They said he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Although they struck the man twice with a stun gun, cops said the shock failed to incapacitate him
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