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South Carolina Cop Shoots Unarmed Black Man Running Away From Him

Source: NewsOne Now Screeshots / NewsOne Now

Circuit Judge Clifton Newman wrote that prosecutors’ evidence against the former North Charleston police officer, Michael Slager in Walter Scott’s shooting death was “persuasive”, denying Slager’s bid to be freed while awaiting trial on murder charges.

The judge continued, “After careful consideration of all of the evidence presented and the nature and circumstances of the offense, the court finds that release of Defendant would constitute an unreasonable danger to the community.”

A now infamous video showed Slager shooting Scott in the back as the 50-year-old man ran away April 4. The officer was fired and arrested after the footage surfaced three days later, and he has been jailed since then.