South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager was arrested Tuesday and charged in the fatal April 4 shooting of Walter Scott following the release of video footage taken by an unidentified witness, which showed the 50-year-old unarmed black man running away after a traffic stop.
Slager’s actions led the North Charleston Police Department to fire him indefinitely from the force, and local demonstrators have called for justice and rallied against “an atmosphere of racism” in the city.
Joining the protestors are a slew of public figures who are also speaking out about Scott’s death, which adds to the growing list of high-profile fatal police shootings of black men in the country.
Below, check out our roundup of reactions:
Well, cellphone cameras are good for more than selfies. Hallelujah. Busting these racist, trigger-happy police killing black men.
— Terry McMillan (@MsTerryMcMillan) April 8, 2015