An 86-year-old black man injured after being jolted by a white officer’s Taser will get a $900,000 payout — one of the most significant for a stun gun case in South Carolina history — as video emerged Friday of the Kingstree encounter that raised further questions about police use of force.
Albert Chatfield, who has dementia, put his hands in the air after a brief car chase Oct. 16 in the small Williamsburg County community, then jogged backward from officers.
A police report said Chatfield was shocked with the stun gun to stop him from getting hit by passing traffic. But the only car in the video footage is backing away from the action.
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