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A black police officer is being praised on social media after a photo showing him assisting a white supremacist amid clashes Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina, went viral. (Twitter/@RobGodfrey)

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An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag as it is removed from the Capitol grounds Friday, July 10, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse to the cheers of thousands on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks during a ceremony where she signed a bill into law, Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. The law enables the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds more than 50 years after the rebel banner was raised to protest the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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A Confederate battle flag flies in front of the South Carolina statehouse Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The House is expected to debate a measure Wednesday that would remove the flag from the Capitol grounds. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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The South Carolina State House is seen through a Confederate flag held along Gervais Street, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on the Statehouse grounds, though the proposal still needs approval from the state House and the governor. (Gerry Melendez/The State via AP) ALL LOCAL MEDIA OUT, (TV, ONLINE, PRINT); MANDATORY CREDIT

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FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, the Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. The General Assembly returns Monday, July 6, 2015, to discuss what to do with the rebel flag that has flown over some part of the Statehouse for more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

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A Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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Mariangeles Borghini holds a burned Confederate flag during a rally to take down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Rep. Doug Brannon, R-Landrum, said it's past time for the Confederate flag to be removed from South Carolina's Statehouse grounds after nine people were killed at the Emanuel AME Church shooting. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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State Sen. Vincent Sheheen gets emtional as he sits next to the draped desk of state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, Thursday at the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. (Associated Press photographs)

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In this June 3, 2014 photo, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney speaks at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Pinckney was killed, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in a shooting at an historic black church in Charleston, S.C. The shooter is still at large. (Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier via AP)

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to Frederic Hunt, minister of the First Calvary Baptist Church, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at The Main Street Bakery, May 27, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) (credit)

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lead in: Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to South Carolina House Democratic Women's Caucus and Women's Council, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) (vtredit)

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Columbia, S.C., on May 27, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at the South Carolina Military Museum, Monday in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at the South Carolina Military Museum, Monday, June 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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In this May 27, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

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FILE - In this May 27, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Columbia, S.C. As the presidential campaign starts to move past the question of who is and isn’t running for the White House, the two parties find themselves setting out on sharply divergent paths to Election Day. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Columbia, S.C., in this May 27, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to South Carolina House Democratic Women's Caucus and Women's Council, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to South Carolina House Democratic Women's Caucus and Women's Council, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)