NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Hundreds are expected to attend a rally in North Charleston being held a year after a white police officer was charged in the shooting death of a black man fleeing a traffic stop. The Charleston Area Justice Ministry holds the rally Monday.
The group wants a reduction in the number of contact stops in which motorists are stopped but no citations were written. Figures show a disproportionate number of blacks are subject to such stops. Mayor Keith Summey and Police Chief Eddie Driggers won’t attend. A city spokesman says when they have met with the group previously, they were simply rebuked.
Michael Slager is charged with murder in the death of Walter Scott in April of 2015. Slager was fired from his job after he was charged.