In the case of former South Carolina office, Micahel Slgaer who shot and killed Walter Scott in 2015, he will receive 19-24 year in prison.
Slager plead guilty to violating the civil rights of Scott by shooting him in the back as he ran from Slager after a traffic stop. The judge ruled that Slager committed second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.
Slager was charged with muder in 2016, to which he plead not guilty. During the trial, he claims he shot Soctt out of fear for his life. The case ended in a mistrial. Slager was given the option of pleading guilty to the federal crime of violating Scott’s civil rights.
The Scott Family reached a $6.5 million settlement with the City of Charleston.
According to ABC News, the day of the shooting, Slager stopped Scott’s car when he saw a brake light wasn’t working, and during the stop, Scott fled on foot and Slager followed him.
ABC News Reports, “Feiden Santana, the witness who filmed the shooting, told prosecutors in court today that he saw Scott running away, and by the time Santana caught up with Scott in an empty lot, Scott was already on the ground, facing the ground with Slager on top of him.
Santana told the prosecution he saw the officer trying to control Scott and he heard something electric, which was later revealed by police to be Slager deploying his Taser.
Santana said he never saw Scott punch Slager, fight with Slager or charge toward Slager.
After Scott got off the ground and tried to run, Santana said he heard gunshots.”