South Carolina officer Michael Slager has been indicted on the fatal shooting of Walter Scott.
Michael Slager, the North Charleston cop who fatally shot unarmed black man Walter Scott during a routine traffic stop, has been indicted on a murder charge.
Prosecutors announced the indictment Monday. A trial date has not been set.
Slager faces 30 years to life in prison if found guilty of murder during the April 4 shooting. The incident was captured both on dashcam footage and witness cell phone footage, which showed the 33-year-old officer firing eight rounds at 50-year-old Scott’s back as he ran away from the officer.
“The jury will make up its own mind after it sees the video and hears the other testimony,” Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson said.
Slager is not subject to the death penalty under South Carolina law because the shooting was not accompanied by aggravating circumstances like kidnapping or robbery, Wilson said.
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