*The church where Dylann Roof took the lives of nine innocent people during Bible study on June 17, 2015 was given $3 million in donations after the mass shooting, but it has given only $1 million of that to the families of the victims.
According to reports by The Post and Courier of Charleston, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church will keep about $1.8 million of the donations for building maintenance, an endowment and a scholarship fund.
Not everyone is satisfied with the disbursement, with the family member of one of the victims questioning the amount he received.
Cynthia Hurd died in the shootings and her husband Arthur sued the church claiming it was being too secretive about donations. But the lawsuit was dropped after Emanuel AME turned documents over to his lawyer.
Arthur Hurd said his check for $50,000 was less than he expected and the letter gave no details on how the money was divided.
“I feel like it says, ‘Take this and shut up,’ ” Hurd said.
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