Officer indicted in man’s death
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.