NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Earlier today a Memphis, Tennessee civil rights group was at the spot where Walter Scott was shot. They're asking the Justice Department to press charges against the other officers involved in the incident.
Early reports in the week said Operation Help Civil Rights had planned on bringing 100-thousand people into North Charleston for a press conference. Originally it was to be held at city hall but changed this morning to this spot off Craig and Remount Road where
Walter Scott died. Also a difference today was the number of people, only about a dozen turned out.
Wendol Lee, who is a member of the organization, said a concerned citizen from the area contacted the group to help raise awareness regarding the other officers' involvement in what the group says is a cover up.
Lee said there were several officers who saw what Michael Slager had done, and did not correctly report what happened in the official police reports. "How do you expect for us to believe that it's going to be a fair trial for us, here in this city, when you've got all these officers that wrote these false reports, and none of them are being charged," Lee said.
Yesterday SLED released a statement that it had early suspicions regarding what happened on Saturday.
Lee said he plans to get in contact with other groups to form a rally in Washington D.C. to deal with what he said is a national problem of people of all ages and races being shot by authorities. He's hoping for that to happen in the next two to three months.
People were also seen throughout the day paying their condolences at the site. Flowers were laid along the fence line.