SENATOR SCOTT STATEMENT ON NORTH CHARLESTON
North Charleston –U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement this morning regarding the death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina.
“The horrific video that came to light yesterday is deeply troubling. It is clear the killing of Walter Scott was unnecessary and avoidable, and my prayers are with the Scott family as they go through this ordeal. The swift action taken by SLED and the relevant authorities upon receiving the video shows the severity of this terrible event.
With several protests planned today, I join community leaders in North Charleston in calling for peace. I understand the hurt, the frustration and the anger many are feeling today. But violence solves nothing.
We must come together as a community, as a state, and as a nation in working to bring our communities together and rebuild trust.”