CSI investigator says he was concerned when he saw wounds
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.