Julian Betton demonstration cancelled after ‘peaceful diplomacy, attorney says

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Julian Betton’s attorney says Sunday’s planned demonstration at city hall has been cancelled.

Jonny McCoy said online that the cancellation is after ‘peaceful diplomacy’ with Myrtle Beach leaders, including Myrtle Beach mayor Brenda Bethune.

The mayor said online that it was a ‘demonstration that peaceful diplomacy works.’ She said the meeting gave her an ‘opportunity to learn about he man he is today and to see the impact that his incident, as well as similar events, have had on him emotionally.’

The mayor added that members of city council and the police department are committed to working with Julian to tell his story.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Julian Betton is set to hold a demonstration Sunday in Myrtle Beach, his attorney said online.

Betton will be speaking at Myrtle Beach City Hall at 1 p.m. Sunday for the first time publicly, according to Jonny McCoy.

McCoy said they are calling for a ‘peaceful gathering.’

News13 has previously reported that Betton was shot by law enforcement and paralyzed during a 2015 drug raid. He was awarded $11.25 million in February. Betton settled with the DEU task force, the 15th Circuit Court solicitor and other parties for $2.75 million in 2018.

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