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Michael T. Slager

Source: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office / Charleston County Sheriff’s Office


Michael Slager, the South Carolina cop who shot Walter Scott eight times during a traffic stop for a non-working tail light, was denied bail Tuesday after being charged with murder.  He appeared before a judge via videolink.

The North Charleston officer, 33-year-old Michael T. Slager, maintains he feared for his life during the Saturday traffic stop in a statement released earlier this week by his attorney. According to the statement, Slager stopped Walter Scott’s Mercedes-Benz sedan after he noticed the 50-year-old had a broken brake light. During the encounter, Scott allegedly took the officer’s Taser and ran from him. That’s when Slager fired his gun eight times.  But video shows a different story.  For more details click here