Police Abuse

South Carolina Cop Actually Charged in Unprovoked Shooting

Is the whole militarized police thing provoking pushback?


Atlanta — Amid a number of US inquiries into worrisome police behavior, some critics are asking a difficult question: Have American police officers' trigger fingers gotten too itchy?

South Carolina authorities on Wednesday released a dashcam video showing former Highway Patrol officer Sean Groubert asking motorist Levar Jones, who is black, to get his license and then shooting him in the hip as he reaches into his car for the license. 

"Sir, why was I shot?" Mr. Jones, who is recovering from the shooting, can be heard saying.