Zachary Hammond family lawyer makes explosive allegations against cops
A lawyer for the family of Zachary Hammond, the South Carolina teen gunned down by police during a drug sting, is bringing explosive allegations against the police department that carried out the operation.
The letter written by Hammond's family attorney Eric Bland accuses an unnamed Seneca police officer of serious misconduct.
The 19-year-old was unarmed when he was shot twice on July 26. He was sitting in a car with a woman who was there to sell him weed. She turned out to be an undercover cop.Another officer in uniform, Lt. Mark Tiller, arrived at the scene and began to approach the vehicle and that's when the story becomes unclear.
Officers claim Hammond attacked Tiller, who then shot him twice in the torso out of self defense.
However, Bland's letter alleges the teen was shot twice in the back — and there's even an autopsy report to support that.
Hammond's family and several media outlets have asked to see the dashcam footage from that night, but the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has denied those requests saying they are "sensitive law enforcement records" which could harm an ongoing investigation.