Slager Trial Deadlocked, Desires to Continue Deliberations

The jury in the trial of Charleston police officer Michael Slager have yet to reach a verdict. The jury indicated Friday evening that they wanted to continue deliberating. The defense moves for a mistrial in the case while the state opposed. ABC News sources say the jury was deadlocked twice this afternoon and after the second time requested additional explanation of the law in an attempt to reach a unanimous decision. The jury has been deliberating for over fourteen hours at this point.

Slager, a White police officer, is accused of killing Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man on a 2015 traffic stop. Slager shot Scott multiple times as Scott attempted to flee on foot.

Slager’s case is high-profile, gaining national attention after a by-stander released video of the incident. ABC Columbia will continue to bring you the latest updates on-air and online.

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