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Civil rights groups seek federal review of South Carolina police shootings
Civil rights groups seek federal review of South Carolina police shootings

Amid mounting suspicion that police officers in South Carolina attempted to cover up the circumstances of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, civil rights leaders are urging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate all fatal shootings by police in Charleston County in the last two decades. "No police officer in Charleston County has ever been convicted of killing a black man," Elder James Johnson, president of the Tri-County National Action Network, said at a news conference Friday at North Charleston City Hall. Activists from the North Charleston NAACP, the Tri-County National Action Network and the Coalition (People United to Take Back Our Community) contend...

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