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Ex-Police Chief Who Killed An Unarmed Black Civilian Is Sentenced To House Arrest

Once the police chief of Eutawville, S.C., Richard Combs is now looking at a year of house detention for fatally shooting 54-year-old Bernard Bailey in 2011 after an argument over a traffic ticket. Combs plead guilty to “misconduct in office” for the murder. His excuse for killing Bailey over something so trivial: he didn’t have his taser and was afraid, so he had no other choice but to shoot Bailey twice in the chest. I swear these police violence stories get more ridiculous by the day. Read more at The Root.

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