- Since the killing of Walter Scott in 2015, North Charleston's police department has worked to address racial disparities in policing.
- The police force has become more diverse and is now led by its first African American chief.
- An audit completed in 2021 confirmed the existence of racial disparities in police interactions with the community.
- The department has taken steps to address the audit findings, including reducing low-level traffic stops and sending officers to racial equity and anti-bias training.
- The police department still faces issues and some community activists say that change has been sluggish and uneven.
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After Police Killing of Walter Scott, a Department Tries to Rebound
North Charleston's police department has taken steps to address racial disparities in policing since the killing of Walter Scott in 2015, but progress has been slow and uneven.