Ex-Cop Faces Murder Charge in South Carolina
A Charleston County grand jury has indicted former police officer Michael Slager for murder in the death of Walter Scott. Scott, a 50-year-old African American, was shot and killed in April after being stopped for a brake light problem when the situation escalated and the victim allegedly tried to grab the officer’s stun gun and run away. The shooting was subsequently caught on film by a passerby, and Slager has been in custody ever since. If convicted of murder, he faces a minimum of 30 years.