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Charleston County Sheriff Reflects On Shooting Of Walter Scott

Al Cannon is sheriff of Charleston County, South Carolina. (Dean Russell/Here & Now)
Al Cannon is sheriff of Charleston County, South Carolina. (Dean Russell/Here & Now)

Last April, a 50-year-old black man named Walter Scott was shot to death by a white police officer with the North Charleston Police Department. The story made national news after a video of the shooting surfaced.

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon comments on policing now in the wake of Scott’s death. He tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson that both the police and the African-American community need to make changes in how they deal with each other.

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