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After mistrial, slain SC motorist’s family still confident

By BRUCE SMITH and SEANNA ADCOX Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death. Circuit Judge Clifton …

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Prosecutor clears officer in man’s death, says man was armed

By JEFFREY COLLINS and TOM FOREMAN Jr. A prosecutor on Wednesday cleared a Charlotte police officer in the killing of a black man whose death touched off civil unrest, and he presented detailed evidence to rebut assertions that the slain man was unarmed. Officer Brentley Vinson was justified in opening fire on Keith Scott and …

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