A white man who was the police chief in a small South Carolina town was charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man nearly 4 years ago.
Richard Combs worked in Eutawville — population 300 and one-third black — when Bernard Bailey came to Town Hall to argue about his daughter’s broken-taillight ticket in May 2011. Combs tried to arrest Bailey on an obstruction of justice charge, prosecutors said. Bailey marched back outside to his truck, and Combs tried to get inside. The two briefly fought, and then the police chief shot Bailey, 54, twice in the chest in his pickup.
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FINALLY!!!! An Officer Of The Law Is Charged With Killing An Unarmed Black Man In South Carolina was originally published on wzakcleveland.com