- The family of a black man who was killed in April by a policeman , gets a compensation of $ 6.5 million ( 5.7 million euros). The city council approved the settlement in the North American site Carleston .
The white officer Michael Butcher opened fire on the 50 - year-old black Walter Scott when he tried to run away. Scott was equally previously stopped by the police because of a broken brake light in his car. Butcher was fired and charged with murder . He is in custody.
The incident sparked protests against police brutality in the city of North Charleston VS.De feared a long and costly lawsuit because of the incident and therefore decided to arrange for the families , reported CNN . According to authorities, it is the largest settlement in the history of the state of South Carolina.