(Photo courtesy of - Peter Moskos)
Last week Walter Scott was killed after being shot multiple times in the back by North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager. At the time that Scott was shot he was unarmed and fleeing from Officer Slager.
This event has at the nation to take a good long look at police training.
Joining the Mo’Kelly Show is former Baltimore police officer, associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and author of “Cop in the Hood” Peter Moskos; who provides an in-depth look at the major problems with police training and ways in which they can be fixed.
In his article featured in The Washington Post entitled “Think Walter Scott’s death is ‘another Ferguson’? Cops don’t”, Moskos writes:
Walter Scott was killed — shot multiple times in the back — by North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager last weekend. Scott, already running away, was no threat to the officer when the first shot was fired. He was even less of a threat when Slager paused and fired the eighth and final round.
To non-police, Scott’s death may look familiar: Not even a year after Eric Garner died during an arrest in Staten Island, N.Y., and Michael Brown died in a police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., here was another black man killed by police.
But to law enforcement officers observing the North Charleston tragedy, the case is nothing like “another Ferguson” — and that’s where the police perspective and the civilian perspective on these events diverge.
Read more at - The Washington Post
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