Michael Slager, the former police officer charged with killing Walter Scott on video in North Charleston, S.C., was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison earlier today. According to CNN, Slager pleaded guilty in May to violation of civil rights by acting under the color of law in Scott’s 2015 killing. Slager had stopped Scott for a broken […]
Mainly White-dominated juries have decided police-involved shootings since August 2014. Whites tend to give law enforcement the benefit of any doubt.
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The federal judge presiding over the Michael Slager trial ordered the jury to keep working after jurors said they could not come to a consensus.
Michael Slager testified in his own defense on Tuesday, getting grilled by prosecutors in the high-profile murder trial in the death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was shot five times.
Micheal Slager, the ex-cop who shot Walter Scott, asks the court to drop his murder charge. The defense team cites double-jeopardy.
The former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer who was charged with the murder of Walter Scott—a 50-year-old Black man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop—has asked that the state court move his murder trial out of Charleston.
A federal grand jury on Wednesday handed up a three-count indictment against former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, according to a statement from Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U. S. Attorney Bill Nettles of the District of South […]
Hanahan Police Department are investigating whether an arsonist set fire to the home of Michael Slager, the cop who killed Walter Scott.
Because Slager's trial date isn't until October, lawyers argued that keeping him in jail was akin to punishing him for the crime without a conviction.
Former North Charleston, South Carolina officer Michael Slager says the police association promised to pay his legal bills after he was arrested and charged in the shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man.