Editorial: South Carolina bill would streamline FOIA process

Most of us saw recent news accounts of a Chicago police officer involved shooting that occurred one year ago. The dashcam video of that tragic incident shows a young man being shot in the back. Evidence was released last week that the young man was shot 14 more times as he lay on the ground, purportedly by the same officer’s gun.

That it took one year for that particular investigation to play out and for an arrest to be made is impossible to comprehend.

We’ve seen similar delays here in South Carolina in the release of dash cam videos that document police involved shootings. The well-known Zachary Hammond Case in Seneca comes to mind, but there is also a case in North Augusta where a dashcam video has not been released for well over a year. Continue…