Anger over a recent death following a police chase has exposed deeper tensions between a neighborhood and the officers who serve it.
White Rock Hill
Neighbors speak to police guarding the perimeter of the scene where Levon DeShawn Martin collapsed in police custody in White Rock Hill the night of Aug. 20, 2013. (Photo by Parker Michels-Boyce/The News & Advance)
Posted: Sunday, October 6, 2013 7:00 am
Updated: 8:53 am, Thu Feb 6, 2014.
Police and neighbors formed tense lines, watching each other across Poplar Street on Aug. 20, the night a man collapsed in custody.
Officers unspooled crime scene tape around houses on nearby Tulip Street in the heart of White Rock Hill. Meanwhile, investigators searched the area where 29-year-old Levon DeShawn Martin collapsed after suffering what police later called “a medical emergency while in officers’ care.”
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Sunday, October 6, 2013 7:00 am.
Updated: 8:53 am.