Federal charges for US cop who shot dead black motorist

A memorial site setup near where Walter Scott was killed on April 11, 2015 in North Charleston, South CarolinaA grand jury on Tuesday formally charged Michael Slager with deprivation of rights under color of law, use of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and obstruction of justice. Slager was dismissed from the North Charleston police force and charged with murder after shooting Walter Scott. Slager “shot Walter Scott without legal justification, willfully depriving him of the right, secured and protected by the Constitution of the United States, to be free from the use of unreasonable force by a law enforcement officer,” read the indictment filed in US District Court in Charleston.

Share this article