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Michael Slager Asks Judge to Allow Publicly Funded Lawyer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The former South Carolina police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop has asked a judge to allow a publicly funded lawyer to represent him. Local outlets report Michael Slager made that request Tuesday during a hearing in Charleston. Circuit Court Judge Clifton Newman says he’ll issue a ruling later….

Retrial Date Set For Michael Slager

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor in South Carolina says she was stunned by an “off the cuff” remark she heard that President Donald Trump’s administration might consider dropping federal charges against a police officer also charged with murder in state court. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson told reporters outside a courtroom Tuesday that she doesn’t know if it is a realistic…

Gov. Haley Urges Understanding After Slager Mistrial

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

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…

Slager Trial Update

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A former crime scene investigator for a local South Carolina police department says he responded to the scene where an unarmed black motorist was shot and killed by a white police officer, but didn’t do a complete investigation because he knew that would be done by state officials. Scott Wyant testified Tuesday as the state’s case…

Civil Rights Groups Urge Peace Ahead of Slager Trial

Charleston, SC –Ahead of the Michael Slager trial and the Dylann Roof trial in Charleston, Civil Rights Leaders gathered Monday with a message of peace. Leaders urging people not to come into Charleston and cause trouble. Civil rights leaders applauding the city for how it has handled the high profile cases and urging there will be peace as the trials…

Michael Slager wants Trial Moved out of Charleston in Walter Scott Shooting Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A former police officer who shot a motorist running away from a traffic stop in South Carolina wants his murder trial moved out of Charleston. Attorneys for Michael Slager filed a motion Tuesday saying a survey found 85 percent of people in Charleston County had seen bystander video of the North Charleston officer shooting Walter Scott in…

Potential Jurors Selected in Walter Scott Shooting Trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina judge has ordered 500 potential jurors summoned to hear the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in the 2015 shooting death of a black motorist. And those being summoned can expect to hear a sheriff’s deputy knocking on the door. Judge Clifton Newman has ordered that deputies serve the summonses…

Judge: Slager Trial to be held Next Year in SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A federal judge has decided that the trial for a white ex-police officer in the shooting death of a black South Carolina motorist will be held early next year. U.S. District Judge David Norton said during a brief hearing Tuesday that he will hold the trial of 33-year-old Michael Slager during a term of court beginning…

Watch: Slager Trial Rescheduled for August 30

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)— It’s back to court for a former police officer accused of shooting a man, as he ran from a traffic stop. A judge has delayed the case for Michael Slager until August 30. Slager is accused of fatally shooting Walter Scott in North Charleston. Categories: Local News, News Tags: Michael Slager, slager

Hearing set on Slagger’s request for a speedy trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A state judge is hearing a speedy trial request by a former South Carolina police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist. Attorneys for Michael Slager, who is white and charged with murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott last April, say they’ll be ready for trial this spring. Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson says the…