CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Family members of a black motorist fatally shot in the back by a white police officer said they are thankful for a video that led to a murder charge against the officer.
Anthony Scott is the brother of the man shot Saturday, Walter Lamer Scott. He told a news conference Tuesday night that because of the video, “we have received the truth” and “through the process, justice has been served.”
The Scotts’ mother, standing next to her husband, shouted out “Thank you, Lord!” and “Hallelujah!” as the family’s lawyer began the news conference.
The lawyer, L. Chris Stewart, said the family plans to file a lawsuit against the police department.
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