Gov. Haley Urges Understanding After Slager Mistrial

Gov. Haley wants South Carolinians to walk in understanding after Slager Mistrial

Michael Slager, who faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the April 2015 death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, sits in a Charleston courtroom. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier - Pool photo)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says she’s urging South Carolinians to walk the path they have walked the past two years _ one of faith, love and understanding _ in the wake of the mistrial in the Michael Slager case.

Slager is the white former police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black motorist.

A mistrial was declared in the case Monday when the jury couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict after a five-week trial.

Haley says she hopes a new trial will bring a verdict that will mean closure for the Scott family and for the state of South Carolina.

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