Tag: Michael Slager

Ex-Cop Who Killed Walter Scott Faces Federal Charges

Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager gunned down Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, on April 4, 2015, and lied about the incident. A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment, on top of state murder charges, thanks to a cell phone video recorded by a bystander. Principal…

S.C. Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Motorist Released on Bail

The former South Carolina police officer charged with murder for fatally shooting an unarmed motorist in the back last April was released on bail Monday night. Michael Slager, 35, theformer North Charleston police officer who was caught on video shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott eight times in the back as he…

Monetary Toll for Bad Cop Behavior Continues To Grow

The city of North Charleston, S.C., on Thursday night reached a $6.5 million settlement with the family of Walter Scott, the unarmed Black man shot in the back by a police officer in April. The City Council voted 100 to approve the settlement, which City Attorney Brady Hair said was…

New Video Shows South Carolina Cop Lied

Update (4/8/2015 2:25 p.m.): Mayor Keith Summey of North Charleston said in a press conference that Officer Michael Slager, who is charged with murder, has been fired from the police department, though his pregnant wife will still be receiving health benefits. Additionally, the North Charleston Police Department has received a…