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READ: Full statement on solicitor's decision not to charge officer in Hammond case

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Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams (File/FOX Carolina) Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams (File/FOX Carolina)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams announced on Oct. 27, 2015 that her office would not be filing charges against Seneca Police Lt. Mark Tiller in the shooting death of Seneca Teen Zachary Hammond.

Below is her full statement on the decision:

I have completed my review of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s (SLED) investigation into the shooting death of Zachary Hammond on July 26, 2015 in Seneca, South Carolina. After careful consideration of the facts of the case, a thorough review of the State investigation, and an extensive review of all applicable law, I have determined that no criminal charges should be filed against Lt. Mark Tiller at the State level. I met with the Hammond family today and have informed them of this decision. 

A letter issuing my prosecutorial decision and closing the State's investigation has been forwarded to SLED. However, due to a request by United States Attorney Bill Nettles, I will not be releasing any additional information while the federal authorities are making their charging determination. 

Click here to read more about Adams' decision. Click here for continuing coverage on the story.

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