CSI in­ves­ti­ga­tor says he was con­cerned when he saw wounds

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

A state crime scene in­ves­ti­ga­tor tes­ti­fied Tues­day that he was con­cerned when he ex­am­ined the body of a black mo­torist shot by a white po­lice of­fi­cer be­cause what he saw didn’t jibe with what he was told about how Wal­ter Scott died.

Scott’s wounds “seemed to be in the back and side and didn’t seem to be cor­rect,” Al­mon Brown tes­ti­fied dur­ing the mur­der trial of Michael Slager. Brown, who was an in­ves­ti­ga­tor for the State Law En­force­ment Di­vi­sion at the time, tes­ti­fied that when he ar­rived at the scene of the April 2015 shoot­ing, he was briefed that it hap­pened dur­ing a con­fronta­tion be­tween Scott and Slager, a for­mer North Charleston pa­trol­man.

Slager is ac­cused of mur­der and could be sen­tenced to 30 years to life if con­victed. Scott was shot as he fled a traf­fic stop af­ter be­ing pulled over for hav­ing a bro­ken tail­light on his car. A video made by a by­stander show­ing Slager shoot­ing Scott in the back stunned the na­tion.

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