Slager sentencing set for December 4
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Court documents filed Friday show there’s a date set for the sentencing of former North Charleston Police Department officer Michael Slager.
Slager pleaded guilty in May to a charge of use of excessive force in the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott.
That guilty plea in federal court on a lesser charge put an end to what would have been a lengthier series of court appearances. Slager was awaiting a retrial in state court on murder charges after the jury could not come to agreement. Following the May plea deal, Charleston County Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said would not pursue a state retrial.
Slager’s sentencing is scheduled for Monday, December 4 at 9:30 a.m.
If needed, there will be a short, mid-morning break, a one-hour lunch break and a short, mid-afternoon break. As of now, there is no indication on how long sentencing would last.
The maximum sentence Michael Slager could face is life in prison.