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White Ex-Cop Charged In Killing of Black Man in US

A white former police chief here was indicted on murder charges in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man after an argument, a case that instantly drew comparisons to the Ferguson shooting and the chokehold death in New York.The indictment of Richard Combs, the former chief and sole officer in the small town of Eutawville, was released on Thursday.

He faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted in the death of Bernard Bailey.Combs’ lawyer accused prosecutors of taking advantage of national outrage toward police and the justice system to get the indictment.


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