South Carolina city to pay $6.5 million over police shooting of black man: report

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Posted: Oct 08, 2015 8:35 PM

(Reuters) - Officials in North Charleston, South Carolina, have reached a $6.5 million settlement with the family of Walter Scott, the unarmed black man whom a bystander video tapped being shot in the back by a white police officer, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

The newspaper cited the Scott family. Scott was shot in March after fleeing a traffic stop.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson in Washington; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)