Seacoast Church to pay for 25 body cameras for North Charleston police

Seacoast Church will buy 25 body cameras for North Charleston police.

Church leaders made the announcement Sunday night in a community service at the North Charleston campus on North Rhett Avenue.

“We’re embedded in the community, and we just want to demonstrate support,” Seacoast Operations Manager Jack Hoey said.

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey announced that the city was buying body cameras for every active officer shortly after a video of the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by police office Michael Slager surfaced; Slager was fired and charged with murder.

If the city has already ordered all the cameras they need, Seacoast will pay for 25 of them, Hoey said.

Seacoast operates a half-dozen campuses in the Charleston area. The North Charleston church includes the Dream Center, which provides free medical services, food and clothing.

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