- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - A newspaper and television station are asking a judge to allow them to argue against a police officer’s request that dashcam video of him shooting an unarmed suspect after a car chase not be released publicly until it’s shown in court.

The Aiken Standard and WRDW-TV filed a motion Wednesday saying their lawyers should be heard before a judge rules on North Augusta officer Justin Craven’s request to keep the video out of view.

Craven’s attorney says it could unfairly influence jurors in his possible trial on a felony charge of discharging a firearm into a vehicle in the February 2014 death of Ernest Satterwhite.

The video was shown to lawyers in a $1.2 million settlement between Satterwhite’s family and North Augusta, but they couldn’t show it to anyone else.


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