Slager Federal Trial

Slager Sentencing Day Two- Live Reports

CHARLESTON, SC (WOLO)– The defense took the stand Tuesday in the sentencing phase of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager. Slager pleaded guilty to shooting Walter Scott, an unarmed man in the back. Slager’s attorney says he’s going to prove that his client was an ethical officer. Tuesday, in court, audio from the incident was played. Alexis Frazier is in…

Slager Trial Update

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A white former South Carolina police officer charged in the death of an unarmed black motorist is expected in court as his federal trial approaches. Court documents show a hearing is scheduled Monday in the federal case against Michael Slager. Attorneys are gathering to discuss the admission of certain experts to testify. Slager’s federal civil rights…

Federal Civil Rights Trial Set For Slager

A federal judge has ordered the civil rights trial of a South Carolina police officer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the civil rights trial of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder for killing a black driver running from a traffic stop to start on May 1. Michael Slager stood trial on the murder charge in state court, but a jury couldn’t reach a verdict earlier this month. State prosecutors…