Zachary Hammond

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Family's 'Nagging Question' About Son's Death Resolved

SC officer fired 13 months after shooting the unarmed teen

(Newser) - The South Carolina police officer who shot and killed Zachary Hammond has been fired more than a year after the unarmed 19-year-old's death. Seneca Police Chief John Covington declined to comment further on the firing of Mark Tiller, a six-year veteran of the force who had been on paid... More »

No Charges for Cop Who Shot Man on 'First Date'

SC prosecutor cites teen's 'Outlaw' tattoo

(Newser) - Newly released dashcam footage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager in a Hardee's parking lot doesn't match the police version of events , but South Carolina state prosecutors have decided not to file charges against the officer involved. Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams says the video—which... More »

Lawyer: Witness Saw Cop High-Five Dead Teen's Body

Cops refuse to release video in Zachary Hammond case

(Newser) - A lawyer for the family of Zachary Hammond says he has uncovered some disturbing police conduct in the aftermath of the unarmed South Carolina teenager's death. In a 5-page letter sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey asking for a federal civil rights investigation, Eric... More »

Police Account of Unarmed Teen's Death 'Ridiculous'

Black Lives Matter activists share Zachary Hammond story

(Newser) - If police had let Zachary Hammond's vehicle leave a Hardee's parking lot last month instead of shooting him dead , the only danger the public would have faced is "possible minor possession of marijuana," his family's lawyer says. In a statement, lawyer Eric Bland condemns the... More »

Police ID Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Teen

Lt. Mark Tiller shot Zachary Hammond, 19, during attempted drug bust in Hardee's parking lot

(Newser) - After a flurry of Freedom of Information Act requests, police in South Carolina yesterday identified Lt. Mark Tiller as the officer who shot and killed unarmed 19-year-old teen Zachary Hammond during a drug sting in a Hardee's parking lot, the Washington Post reports. According to NBC News , police had... More »

SC Cop Killed Unarmed Teen —but This Time, No Outcry

Family says case isn't getting attention because Zachary Hammond was white

(Newser) - Zachary Hammond was killed by police while on a first date in South Carolina on July 26. If you haven't heard about his death, his family says it's because he's white. Their lawyer, Eric Bland, says the unarmed 19-year-old was driving in a Hardee's parking lot... More »

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