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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former South Carolina Cop

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By Frederick Lowe

 

michael-slager-310x193(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Michael Slager, a former North Charleston, S.C., police officer, who is charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of an unarmed black motorist, was indicted May 11 by a federal grand jury for the deadly shooting.

The grand jury charged that Slager used excessive force when he shot and killed Walter Scott without legal justification. Slager also was charged with obstruction of justice for making false statements to South Carolina Law Enforcement Division investigators with intent to impede the investigation into the shooting.

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