The Officer Who Killed Walter Scott Is In A Historically Rare Position
From 2005 to early 2015, only seven officers have faced both federal civil rights charges and state charges for police-involved shootings.By Jamal Andress | May 12, 2016
It's a decision so rare, it's historic. The Department of Justice has indicted the former police officer who killed Walter Scott on charges of violating civil rights.
"He will be charged with murder," North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said.
Michael Slager shot and killed Scott in April 2015. Shortly after, Slager was charged with murder by a South Carolina grand jury. He has since posted bail and has been on house arrest since January.