Of­fi­cer in­dicted in man’s death

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

A Charleston County grand jury in­dicted a white for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer on mur­der charges in the shoot­ing death of a black man who tried to f lee from a traf­fic stop.

State in­ves­ti­ga­tors pre­sented the case against for­mer North Charleston Of­fi­cer Michael Slager to the grand jury, and pros­e­cu­tor Scar­lett Wil­son an­nounced the in­dict­ment a few hours later.

A by­stander’s cell­phone video shows Slager fir­ing eight times as 50-year-old Wal­ter Scott tried to run away April 4. The killing in­flamed a na­tional de­bate about how black peo­ple are treated by white po­lice of­fi­cers.

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