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Mistrial Declared in the Police Back Shooting Death of Walter Scott

By Frederick H. Lowe



Walter Scott

( – The prosecutor of a former police officer who killed a fleeing black man by shooting him the back in a murder that was captured on cell phone video and shown around the world said she will retry the cop after the judge hearing the case declared a mistrial because of a hung jury.

Scarlett A. Wilson, solicitor for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Charleston, S.C., issued a statement, saying she was disappointed by the trial outcome involving Michael Slager, a former North Charleston, S. C., cop who faced state charges of murder or manslaughter in the shooting death of Walter Scott.

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