North Charleston negotiates $6.5 million settlement with Walter Scott’s family
Family attorney says pre-suit settlement will avoid years of legal battles
October 9, 2015 at 8:36AM
North Charleston City Council voted unanimously Thursday evening to approve a $6.5 million settlement for the family of Walter Scott, who was gunned down by a city police officer in April. Chris Stewart, an attorney for the Scott family, called the decision “a historic pre-suit settlement” that will avoid years of legal battles for the city and the family. Mayor Keith Summey said that city officials met with the family’s lawyers on numerous occasions to work out a final deal that will also protect current and former city employees from being sued in the case.