US cop gets 20 years for killing black man | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 09, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 09, 2017

US cop gets 20 years for killing black man

A white former US cop was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist -- a case that sparked mass protests and anger over excessive use of force by police. The death of Walter Scott in April 2015 was one of the most shocking in a series of high-profile US police shootings, often involving minorities, that have deepened tensions and added to distrust between officers and the communities they serve.

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