Posted on April 7, 2015 North Charleston officer to face murder charge after video shows him shooting man in back (The Post And Courier) A video that shows a North Charleston police officer shooting at 50-year-old Walter Scott’s back at least eight times as he ran away resulted in the lawman’s arrest Tuesday, officials said.
The development came as the State Law Enforcement Division looked into whether Patrolman 1st Class Michael Slager, 33, acted lawfully when he shot Scott to death.
Police Chief Eddie Driggers said Tuesday that Slager had been arrested.
Mayor Keith Summey added during a news conference that as a result of the video and Slager’s “bad decision,” the officer would be charged with murder.
США, Северный Чарльстон. Полицейский 1 класса Майкл Слэйжер застрелил 50-и летнего мужчину. Офицер арестован