• White ex-cop gets 20 years for Walter Scott slaying

    3 days ago - By Boston Herald

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - 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 Slager they felt sorrow for him and the loss his young children would feel in his absence. In the end, a judge sentenced Slager to 20 years in prison, giving the Scott family the justice they had sought ever since a stranger came to them with the shocking video of Scott being killed.
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  • Ex-cop Michael Slager gets 20 years for shooting death of Walter Scott in South Carolina

    3 days ago - By WGN TV

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. - 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 he shot 50-year-old Walter Scott in self-defense after the two fought and Scott grabbed Slager's stun gun. They said race didn't play a role in the shooting and Slager never had any “racial animus” toward minorities.
    Still, Slager pleaded guilty in federal court to...
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  • Ex-police officer who killed Walter Scott gets 20 years

    3 days ago - By NBC News

    The fatal shooting of Scott by Slager in April 2015 became the latest killing to set off national protests over racially biased policing.
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  • Ex-cop Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting of unarmed black man

    Ex-cop Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting of unarmed black man

    3 days ago - By WCVB

    The former South Carolina police officer was seen on video fatally shooting Walter Scott as he was running away in 2015.
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  • Cop who killed Walter Scott gets 20 years in prison

    Cop who killed Walter Scott gets 20 years in prison

    3 days ago - By New York Post

    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. A federal judge handed down the sentence for Michael Slager on Thursday. Slager pleaded guilty to violating Walter Scott's civil rights by unjustly shooting him in the back five times...
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  • Michael Slager, Officer Who Killed Walter Scott, Gets 20-Year Sentence

    3 days ago - By NY Times

    A federal judge announced the sentence nearly seven months after Michael T. Slager pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of Walter L. Scott in North Charleston, S.C.
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