• The Latest: Ex-cop grateful for family's forgiveness

    4 days ago - By Boston Herald

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Latest on the federal sentencing of a former South Carolina police officer in the death of an unarmed motorist : 12:40 p.m. A white former police officer says he is grateful for the forgiveness from the family of a black man that he shot to death. Ex-North Charleston officer Michael Slager testified Thursday before he was sentenced to 20 years for violating the civil rights of Walter Scott. Slager shot Scott in the back five times as he ran away from a traffic stop in April 2015.
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  • Ex-South Carolina cop who shot fleeing Walter Scott in the back sentenced to 20 years in prison

    4 days ago - By The Morning Call

    A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. Attorneys for ex-North Charleston Officer Michael Slager said...
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  • White ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for fatal shooting in South Carolina

    4 days ago - By ABC

    A white former South Carolina police officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting an unarmed black motorist to death in 2015.
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  • SC officer sentenced; judge says shooting unarmed motorist was murder

    SC officer sentenced; judge says shooting unarmed motorist was murder

    4 days ago - By WYFF

    A federal judge has sentenced a former North Charleston police officer to 20 years after saying he committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed motorist to death.
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  • Judge sentences white former South Carolina officer to 20 years in prison for fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist

    4 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Judge sentences white former South Carolina officer to 20 years in prison for fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist.
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  • BREAKING: Killer cop Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing Walter Scott

    BREAKING: Killer cop Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing Walter Scott

    4 days ago - By Think Progress

    Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager will spend up to 20 years in federal prison for killing unarmed motorist Walter Scott and trying to blame the incident on the dead man, a judge ruled Thursday.
    It was not immediately clear when Slager might be eligible for parole during his two-decade sentence. Prior to issuing his final ruling, Norton said he saw no perfect solution. “No matter what sentence I give, neither the Scott family nor the Slager family is going to like it or think it's right,” he said, according to Post and Courier reporter Andrew Knapp.
    Norton could have...
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  • Judge weighs 2 decades in prison for ex-cop's fatal shooting

    4 days ago - By Boston Herald

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white former South Carolina police officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death and should expect to spend about two decades in prison, a judge said Thursday as he prepared to sentence the ex-officer for a federal civil rights violation.
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  • Former S.C. Officer Who Killed Walter Scott Will Be Sentenced To Up To 24 Years

    Former S.C. Officer Who Killed Walter Scott Will Be Sentenced To Up To 24 Years

    4 days ago - By NPR

    A federal judge ruled Michael Slager committed second-degree murder and obstructed justice in his 2015 shooting of Scott, an unarmed black man. Slager pleaded guilty to violating Scott's civil rights. (Image credit: Grace Beahm/Pool/Getty Images)
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  • The Latest: Mother of slain motorist forgives ex-officer

    4 days ago - By Boston Herald

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Latest on the federal sentencing of a former South Carolina police officer in the death of an unarmed motorist : 10:45 a.m. The mother of a slain black motorist says she forgives the white former South Carolina police officer who killed her son. Judy Scott on Thursday turned toward Michael Slager and said her faith in God gives her the ability to forgive him for killing her son, Walter Scott. She also told Slager she hoped he would repent for the killing and allow Jesus to come into his heart.
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  • S.C. Police Officer Who Killed Walter Scott Committed Murder, Judge Rules

    4 days ago - By Time

    A federal judge ruled Thursday that a former South Carolina police officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death.
    U.S. District Judge David Norton made that determination in the April 2015 shooting of Walter Scott by former North Charleston officer Michael Slager, who has been in jail since pleading guilty in May to violating Scott's civil rights. The judge also said Slager, 36, obstructed justice when he made statements to state police after the shooting.
    The ruling comes as part of federal sentencing proceedings for Slager, and Norton is tasked...
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  • Judge rules ex-South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder in the shooting of unarmed black motorist

    4 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Judge rules ex-South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder in the shooting of unarmed black motorist.
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