Michael T. Slager, a 33 year old police officer, has been charged with murder after a video surfaced Tuesday of the officer shooting 50-year-old Walter L. Scott in the back.
Scott, an unarmed black man, tried to run away after a traffic stop. The FBI opened a civil rights investigation Tuesday after video surfaced of Slager shooting Scott 8 times as he attempted to flee on foot.
A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed black man while the man ran away. Continue reading