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South Carolina Trooper Shoots Unarmed Man

Camera evidence from a State Trooper’s dash-cam was released today, showing a South Carolina Trooper shooting an unarmed man on September 4, 2014.

The shooting took place during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop. The victim was allegedly pulled over for not wearing a seat belt. When the trooper asked the man to provide his driver’s license, the man reached into the vehicle to retrieve it. This is when the trooper began firing at the man, shooting him in the hip.

The trooper was reportedly fired last week, and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charges he is facing: aggravated assault and battery.

The full video can be found here.

Casey Reiter is an associate attorney at Stuart R. Manoff & Associates, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida, practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and Marital Law.

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