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Winthrop grad sworn in as first full-time black woman magistrate in York County SC

Chisa Putman was sworn in as magistrate judge Wednesday – making history as the first black woman to hold a county judge’s job full-time. Putman, 35, a Winthrop University and Charleston School of Law graduate who formerly was a Rock Hill Municipal Court prosecutor, becomes the only black person on the county bench and only the second black female ever to be a York County judge. York County has a population of over 250,000 people, of which more than 50,000 are black. In a ceremony attended by more than a dozen judges and others, Putman was sworn in by York County Clerk of Court David Hamilton in the Moss Justice Center courtroom of Lynne Benfield, York County Chief Magistrate. Michael Scurlock, a former York County Sheriff’s Office deputy and Carolina Panthers football player, is awaiting S.C. Legislature and gubernatorial confirmation to the other open magistrate slot on York County’s bench.

Fired officer wants judge to toss video of him shooting man

Lawyers for a former South Carolina police officer who fired repeatedly into the back of a fleeing motorist hope to persuade a federal judge next week to throw out key evidence, including a bystander’s cellphone video of the killing. Michael Slager’s attorneys also want a federal judge to toss out statements he gave to investigators that appeared to conflict with evidence at the scene where Walter Scott was fatally shot. A notice filed Friday in the federal court where Slager will be tried on charges including violating Scott’s civil rights says a pre-trial hearing is scheduled on March 17. Y Savage, Slager’s attorney, says jurors should not see the video because it doesn’t show the entire encounter between the men, including how Scott took Slager’s Taser and tried to shock him with it, making the officer fear for his life before Scott tried to run away. The white North Charleston police officer’s shooting of an unarmed black motorist brought fresh scrutiny to the treatment of black men by white officers across the nation.