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City to pay $6.5M settlement to family of unarmed black man killed by white officer
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A city in North Carolina has reached a $6.5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed black man shot to death earlier this year by a white city police officer. The North Charleston City Council approved the settlement by a 10-0 vote Thursday. The council had met several times in the past few months to receive advice from city attorney Brady Hair on a potential lawsuit by the family of Walter Scott.