- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The city of North Charleston plans to give an update on a possible lawsuit by the family of an unarmed black man shot dead by a white police officer.

Multiple outlets near Charleston are reporting that the North Charleston City Council will provide the update during its Thursday night meeting regarding the April 4 slaying of Walter Scott.

During several meetings over the past few months, the City Council has gone into closed session to receive advice from city attorney Brady Hair on a potential lawsuit but has taken no public action on the matter.

Scott was shot by North Charleston officer Michael Slager as he tried to run away from a traffic stop. A bystander recorded the killing.

Slager was indicted on a murder charge in June.

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