South Carolina

FILE - In a Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager testifies during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C. Slager was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, for 2015 fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool, File)
December 08, 2017 - 3:55 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The video was viewed millions of times around the world. It was blurry, frenzied and chilling: an unarmed black man ran from a white officer, who shot him five times in the back. On Thursday, relatives of that fleeing motorist described the pain of reliving Walter Scott's...
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FILE - In a Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager testifies during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C. Slager was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, for 2015 fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool, File)
December 07, 2017 - 2:17 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One by one, relatives of the late Walter Scott urged a judge to mete out a significant punishment for Michael Slager, the white former police officer who fatally shot Scott, an unarmed black man, in the back after a 2015 traffic stop. Through tears, Scott's family told...
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December 07, 2017 - 9:16 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on xxxxxxx (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A federal judge has ruled that a former South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death. U.S. District Judge David Norton on Thursday made that determination in the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. l Slager is in court Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, facing a possible life sentence for the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott. The foot chase and shooting were captured by a bystander on cellphone video that was seen by millions online. Slager pleaded guilty in May to violating Scott's civil rights. A state jury deadlocked last year on murder charges, which were dropped as part of his federal plea deal. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
December 06, 2017 - 3:22 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A year ago, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager sat in a Charleston County courtroom, hearing a judge declare a mistrial in the state murder case against him in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist. Relief washed over his wife, who through tears...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. l Slager is in court Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, facing a possible life sentence for the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott. The foot chase and shooting were captured by a bystander on cellphone video that was seen by millions online. Slager pleaded guilty in May to violating Scott's civil rights. A state jury deadlocked last year on murder charges, which were dropped as part of his federal plea deal. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
December 05, 2017 - 4:29 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge overseeing the federal sentencing of a white former police officer who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist is allowing expert defense testimony about disputed audio and video recordings. On Tuesday, one of those experts said his analysis...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. l Slager is in court Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, facing a possible life sentence for the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott. The foot chase and shooting were captured by a bystander on cellphone video that was seen by millions online. Slager pleaded guilty in May to violating Scott's civil rights. A state jury deadlocked last year on murder charges, which were dropped as part of his federal plea deal. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
December 04, 2017 - 3:01 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer who shot an unarmed black man to death in the back as he fled a traffic stop never had any "racial animus" toward minorities in the community, his attorney said Monday. The sentencing hearing for ex-officer Michael Slager opened up with his...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed during a 2015 traffic stop. A copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, May 2, 2017, also shows state prosecutors are dropping a pending murder charge against Slager. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
May 02, 2017 - 5:12 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. The plea from Michael Slager, 35, came five...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed during a 2015 traffic stop. A copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, May 2, 2017, also shows state prosecutors are dropping a pending murder charge against Slager. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
May 02, 2017 - 2:47 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. The plea from Michael Slager, 35, came five...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed during a 2015 traffic stop. A copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, May 2, 2017, also shows state prosecutors are dropping a pending murder charge against Slager. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
May 02, 2017 - 2:15 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white police officer whose killing of a black motorist running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. The plea from Michael Slager, 35, came five months after a...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed during a 2015 traffic stop. A copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, May 2, 2017, also shows state prosecutors are dropping a pending murder charge against Slager. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
May 02, 2017 - 11:46 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white police officer charged with murder after he was recorded killing a black motorist running from a traffic stop planned to plead guilty Tuesday to violating his civil rights, according to a copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press. The 13-page document...
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