Monthly Archives: December 2015

Lawmaker wants to ensure police dash cam videos are released in timely manner

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Attorney general won’t intervene in Seneca police shooting

Post and Courier, December 2, 2015: State Attorney General Alan Wilson declined to review the controversial Zachary Hammond police shooting case, saying that “second-guessing” the decision of a local prosecutor would set a dangerous precedent.

In a letter to Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, Wilson said a state attorney general has, “in our recollection, never reviewed prosecutorial decisions made by the solicitors in their respective circuits.”

Read more from The Post and Courier. 

Related articles: 

Live 5 News: SC Attorney General will not take up Hammond case

WCBD: Attorney General Will Not Intervene in Hammond shooting

WACH FOX 57: AG Wilson will not re-review shooting death of Zachary Hammond

WSPA: Attorney General Will Not Investigate Hammond Shooting


Angie Hammond pleads for Gov. Hayley to Show Compassion

Writing as “one South Carolina mother to another,” Angie Hammond sent Gov. Nikki Haley a heartfelt plea to show the same compassion she has shown in other tragedies in the state this year and “take appropriate action” against the Seneca police officer who shot and killed her son, Zachary.

Angie Hammond has requested that Gov. Hayley watch the dash cam video with her. Gov. Hayley has agreed to honor this request.

Read more:

Greenville News: Mother of teen killed by cop asks Haley to watch dash cam video, show compassion

Myrtle Beach Sun News: Mother of teen killed by cop asks Haley to watch dash cam video, show compassion

Anderson Independent Mail: Gov. Haley agrees to watch video of Zachary Hammond shooting

Live 5 News: Gov. Haley to meet with mother of Zachary Hammond

WYFF4: Gov. Haley to meet with mother of Zach Hammond

WTMA: Gov. Hayley to meet with Mother of Zach Hammond