Still from footage apparently showing police officer shooting Walter Scott in the back
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North Charleston shooting: Police officer charged

Authorities in South Carolina have charged a police officer with murder, for shooting dead an apparently unarmed man, who appeared to be running away from him.

Video of the incident, filmed by a bystander in North Charleston, was published by the New York Times.

The footage appears to show Walter Scott being shot repeatedly in the back as he ran off, after a brief scuffle.

Aleem Maqbool reports from Charleston.