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DOJ to Pay $88 Million to Survivors of 2015 Black Church Massacre

HeadlineOct 29, 2021

The Justice Department has agreed to pay an $88 million settlement to survivors and families of victims killed by a white supremacist in the 2015 mass shooting at the historically Black Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This comes after 14 plaintiffs filed a civil case against the FBI, accusing the agency of negligence for failing to prohibit the sale of the firearm convicted murderer Dylann Roof used in the massacre. 

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