A judge has scheduled the retrial for ex-Charleston cop Michael Slager in the shooting death of Walter Scott for March 1 after a mistrial was declared when a deadlocked jury didn't reach a unanimous decision .
Mainly White-dominated juries have decided police-involved shootings since August 2014. Whites tend to give law enforcement the benefit of any doubt.
One lone juror swore that he couldn't "in good conscience” convict Michael Slager beyond a reasonable doubt. The jury reconvenes on Monday.
Michael Slager testified in his own defense on Tuesday, getting grilled by prosecutors in the high-profile murder trial in the death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was shot five times.
Micheal Slager, the ex-cop who shot Walter Scott, asks the court to drop his murder charge. The defense team cites double-jeopardy.
The former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer who was charged with the murder of Walter Scott—a 50-year-old Black man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop—has asked that the state court move his murder trial out of Charleston.
A federal grand jury on Wednesday handed up a three-count indictment against former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, according to a statement from Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U. S. Attorney Bill Nettles of the District of South […]
Arguing that Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton “embodies establishment politics,” the lawyer for the family of Walter Scott - an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by police in South Carolina - has switched his support to Bernie Sanders.
Hanahan Police Department are investigating whether an arsonist set fire to the home of Michael Slager, the cop who killed Walter Scott.
Because Slager's trial date isn't until October, lawyers argued that keeping him in jail was akin to punishing him for the crime without a conviction.