Cop In Walter Scott’s Shooting Death Indicted On Murder Charge

The officer initially claimed that Scott, 50, grabbed his Taser after a traffic stop. Video captured by a bystander showed a confrontation, then Scott running away, then Slager firing eight times at some distance. It was the latest in a string of shootings that ignited debate about police tactics, particularly the shooting of unarmed black men. Scott was black; Slager is white. Wilson said previously that Slager was probably not eligible for the death penalty.

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