The Agenda: N. Augusta cop avoids jail time in shooting death; N. Chs. leaders decline forum invite

North Augusta police officer gets three years probation

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Op-ed by Cindi Scoppe in The State: "McMaster didn't kill ethics, but Haley's doing her best"

The NCAA's new three-year ban on new college football bowl games means that the Medal of Honor Bowl won't be in Charleston for at least this year, though the new ban technically rules out new games until 2019. Source: P&C

A white ex-North Augusta police officer pleaded guilty to misconduct in office after a 2014 low-speed chase ended with Justin Craven approaching the car of 68-year old Ernest Satterwhite (a black man), reaching inside quickly, and then firing into the car at point-blank range, killing Satterwhite. Craven was sentenced to three years probation and community service after pleading guilty in the shooting death. Source: P&C, AP

State Rep. Joe Neal on the sentence: "The reality is that he murdered that man, in my opinion, and got away with it."

Craven attorney Jack Swerling: "We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome, as far as the sentence is concerned ... he’s pretty much free to go and live his life the way he wants. He’s got a young family, he’s got a job, and, but for this incident in his life, he’s unblemished."

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Police Chief Eddie Driggers say they won't take part in the upcoming Charleston Area Justice Ministry's Nehemiah Action after a recent meeting between group and city leaders ended with "a complete rebuke" of North Charleston policies, according to the city's public information officer. Source: P&C

S.C. Press Association attorney Jay Bender has asked the State Supreme Court to make public filings related to the ongoing feud between state Attorney General Alan Wilson and Solicitor David Pascoe. Source: The State


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