On April 4, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager shot and killed Walter Scott, an unarmed African-American father, as he ran away during a routine traffic stop. The incident was caught on video by a local bystander, and confirmed the demand for significant changes in policing practices across the country.

Since the police-involved shooting death of Walter Scott, LDF has been on the ground in North Charleston working with local partners and advocating for systemic change. Our partners include the North Charleston Branch of the NAACP, the ACLU of South Carolina, The Concerned Citizens Alliance, The Community Resource Center, Charleston Area Justice Ministry, Girls Rock Charleston, and the Charleston National Action Network.