Officer Fired in 2015 South Carolina Shooting Death

The New York Times reports today that Lieutenant Mark Tiller would be fired over the shooting death of white, unarmed teenager Zachary Hammond in 2015:

The video elevated the shooting in Seneca, a town of about 8,000 people in the northwest part of the state, into the national debate about police conduct that spread after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014. Unlike that case, in which a white policeman killed an unarmed black man, both the officer and Mr. Hammond were white.

Even so, supporters said the case was yet another example of questionable police behavior that had shaken communities around the country.

The Seneca case also rejuvenated calls for police to wear body cameras, and the department was criticized for letting the situation evolve from an effort to trap his companion into selling a small amount of marijuana.