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  • The new law will require each police department that is not already accredited to be evaluated at least once every three years by the state’s Law Enforcement Training council to insure they are in compliance with a new set of minimum standards concerning use of force.
  • Authorities say the man who killed a police officer in South Carolina responding to a domestic violence call tracked the officer from upstairs in his home with a rifle before firing the fatal shot. Cayce Police Chief Chris Cowen says then as other officers tried to drag officer Drew Barr to a patrol car so he could get medical help, the man fired a second shot. Cowen says 36-year-old Austin Leigh Henderson was calculated and murdered his officer on Saturday. The chief says Henderson then put his wife and daughter into a closet and held them hostage and police at bay for about seven hours before killing himself with a gunshot to the head.
  • Staff levels at South Carolina's police departments are as low as some in law enforcement have ever seen. The problem is a tangle of public pressure, diversity, value, worth, respect, and money.The answer may be idealism. And money.
  • Dr. Norma Gray served as Rock Hill's NAACP chapter president for about a year. Spurred by the acquittal of a former city officer charged with assaulting a Black man last summer, she will now pursue activism on her own.
  • A former South Carolina police officer who apologized after attacking a Black man without provocation at a traffic stop last year is seeking for a jury to acquit him of a misdemeanor charge stemming from the incident. A jury heard opening statements Monday on whether former Rock Hill police investigator Jonathan Moreno committed assault and battery against Travis Price at a June 2021 traffic stop. Bystander video on Facebook showing officers wrestling with Price and his brother and forcing them to the ground. The incident prompted several days of protests last summer.
  • The Justice Department has closed its investigation of Emmett Till's slaying, yet agents are still probing as many as 20 other civil rights cold cases. Records show the review includes the killings of 13 Black men by police in three Southern states decades ago. The department's latest report to Congress cites the killings of six men shot by police during a racial rebellion in Augusta, Georgia, in 1970. The agency also is investigating the killings of seven other Black men involved in student protests in South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana during the societal upheaval of the late 1960s and early '70s.
  • A South Carolina man whose charges were dropped after police body camera footage showed he did not fight an officer who attacked him is suing the city of Rock Hill and U.S Rep. Ralph Norman for defamation. Travis Price's lawyer says he works second shift at a chemical plant and has no criminal record so the untrue items in a police news release were especially damaging. The lawsuit says Norman repeated those false police statements.
  • In newly released video of the January death of a South Carolina inmate with mental health issues, deputies are seen repeatedly deploying stun guns and kneeling on the man's back before he stops moving. An hour later, officials said, the man was pronounced dead.
  • De-escalating Disability explores the intersectionality of autism, race, and policing.On this fourth installment, we take a closer look at policing in South Carolina, speak with the head of the state's criminal justice academy, and hear what others on the frontline of the law are doing to improve relations with the communities they serve.
  • De-escalating Disability explores the intersectionality of autism, race, policing.On this fourth installment, we take a closer look at policing in South…