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Police officers' names still secret 3 years after shooting

It's been nearly three years since Gregory McDaniel was shot twice, losing a kidney, during a police drug raid on a South Carolina home where he was sleeping. But no one will tell McDaniel who shot him. All he has is a brief police report from Fairfield County deputies that says an unidentified officer fired twice after he thought McDaniel was trying to "disarm him" during the Oct. 19, 2012 raid about 25 miles north of Columbia. No other details about the shooting are given. State investigators and prosecutors have refused to release the officer's name, and his lawyer accuses them of stalling to prevent a costly lawsuit. If McDaniel — who is awaiting trial on...