A South Carolina police officer won’t face local charges after he shot and killed 19-year-old Zachary Hammond during a drug investigation last summer, a prosecutor said.
Watch the full press conference here: http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2015/10/29/watch-live-hammond-family-speak-police-shooting-decision/74789098/
In response to the press releases issued by Solicitor Chrissy Adams and Seneca City Administrator Greg Dietterick, the Hammond family offers the following. While the family must accept Ms. Adams’ decision, they disagree completely with the conclusions she has expressed publicly. The dash cam video does not show an officer who acted reasonably in self-defense…Details
The defendants answered allegations made in the lawsuit by Hammond’s family, denying almost all the claims, including that Police Lt. Mark Tiller was not justified when he shot Hammond twice July 26 at the Hardee’s in Seneca. They also denied that an officer gave a high-five to Hammond’s lifeless body and that the officer did…Details