Scott’s shooting was captured on video and contradicted the officer’s account. Slager was eventually sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. The city of North Charleston settled with Scott’s family for $6.5 million.
Stewart also represented the family of Gregory Towns, a Georgia man who was tased to death in 2014 by East Point police Officers Marcus Eberhart and Howard Weems. Eberhart was convicted of murder and was sentenced to life in prison. Weems was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
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Most recently, Stewart was hired to serve as local counsel for Wanda Cooper-Jones, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, the Brunswick man who was shot and killed after reportedly being stopped by Greg and Travis McMichael as he jogged through their neighborhood.
Video footage shows the fatal encounter between Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael and Ahmaud Arbery. The McMichaels say it was self-defense and had followed Arbery in their truck because they believed he was responsible for a string of burglaries in Satilla Shores. Arbery was unarmed and jogging in the Brunswick neighborhood in February.
The McMichaels and William “Roddie” Bryan were charged last month in connection with Arbery’s killing.
Tens of thousands of people nationwide have protested in numerous cities over Floyd’s death, with many of those rallies turning violent and resulting in hundreds of arrests.