People participate in a rally outside City Hall to protest the death of Walter Scott, who was killed by police in a shooting in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Richard Ellis/Getty Images/AFP) The white police officer who fatally shot a fleeing black man in the US city of North Charleston has been fired after he was charged with murder, the mayor said on Wednesday (Apr 8).Speaking at a highly charged press conference frequently interrupted by residents angered at America’s latest high-profile police killing of a black man, Mayor Keith Summey said the city had moved quickly to fire the officer after Saturday’s shooting.”I will also let you know that the officer … was terminated … He is no longer here,” he said, vowing to speed the introduction of body cameras to be worn by police to record alleged abuses.In Washington, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he had not spoken to President Barack Obama about the case, but that video footage of the shooting was “awfully hard to watch.””It’s an example of how body cameras worn by police officers could have a positive impact in terms of build and trust between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve,”… Read full this story
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