After Walter Scott shooting, scrutiny turns to 2nd officer

– NEW YORK TIMES, APRIL 17 2015, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON

He did not fire a shot. He is black, not white.

But Clarence W. Habersham Jr., the first officer to arrive on the scene after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man named Walter L. Scott, is drawing intense scrutiny both for the questions surrounding his response to the shooting and for what his role has illuminated about the pressures and expectations black officers face in largely white police departments.

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