Slager Pleads Guilty To Unjustified Killing Of Walter Scott

Justice is being served according to the family of a black man who was killed by a white North Charleston police officer as he ran away from him in 2015. 

Michael Slager pleaded guilty on Tuesday for violating Walter Scott's civil rights when he unjustifiably shot him in the back. 

The incident happened when Slager was pulling the victim over for a broken brake light. Scott's family say he ran because he owed child support. 

No sentencing date has been set for the former officer and he could be facing life in prison. Prosecutors are asking for him to be put away for around 20 years and a 250-thousand dollar fine. 

The guilty plea comes months after a hung jury led to a mistrial of the case in December.


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