Tag: Walter Scott
“Officers who violate anyone’s rights also violate their oaths of honor, and they tarnish the names of the vast majority of officers, who do incredible work."
If convicted, Slager faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for violating Scott’s civil rights under color of law.
Confined to house arrest since January, Slager also faces between 30 years and life in prison for the pending state charge. His murder trial is scheduled to begin on October 31.
After South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, fatally killed Walter Scott during a routine traffic stop, a grand jury decided to indict Slager for the murder. Will the indictment of another officer involved in covering up the shooting give us the answers?
Would requiring officers to wear body cameras be a new way to address civil rights concerns? Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst with the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, talks about the newly ignited debate.
After a video surfaced recorded by a bystander, South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, was arrested on Tuesday charged with murder for shooting an unarmed man in the back. The video appeared to contradict the officer’s account.