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NASW Expert Responds to South Carolina Police Shooting

Chad Dion Lassiter.

Chad Dion Lassiter.

National Association of Social Workers expert Chad Dion recently appeared on Fox Morning News in Philadelphia to talk about the shooting death of Walter Scott by North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael Slager.

Dion, who is one of NASW’s 1,000 Experts and is frequently quoted by the press on race and police issues, said the shooting points out the need for more police training on racial sensitivity.

A bystander took a video of Slager, who is white, shooting African American Scott in the back as he ran away. Slager had stopped Scott for a signal light violation.

“We need more police accountability,” Lassiter, MSW, said on Fox News.

Here is the full interview.

Watch an NASW 60th Anniversary video of Lassiter as he talks about the value of NASW membership. To learn more about NASW’s position on police reforms read this NASW Social Justice Brief on steps to end racial profiling and mitigating the use of police violence.



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