Police Officer #MichaelSlager on Trial for the Murder of #WalterScott Day 4

michael-slager-trial-photoCHARLESTON, S.C. – Two police officers testified Monday that the account Michael Slager gave them about shooting Walter Scott in the minutes after the slaying contradicted a dramatic cellphone video of the unarmed black motorist’s death.

The trial of Slager, the white former North Charleston police officer who is charged with murder in the 50-year-old man’s death, entered its second week as the prosecution continued calling witnesses before a jury of 11 whites and one black.

North Charleston police Sgt. James Gann and Lt. Daniel Bowman both raced to the scene in their cruisers after Slager radioed he was pursuing Scott on foot following an April 4, 2015, traffic stop. The pursuit began when Scott ran after being pulled over for a broken taillight.

Gann testified that when he arrived, Scott had bullet wounds and was face down on the ground. He said he performed CPR on Scott until emergency medical personnel arrived. He said Scott was unresponsive throughout.

Both officers testified that when they got to the scene, Slager told them he and Scott had wrestled and that Scott got control of Slager’s Taser.

Gann testified Slager told him Scott “stood up, pointed the Taser at him and that’s when he deployed his department-issued firearm.” He added “my understanding was Mr. Scott had the Taser and they were fairly close together – three or four feet.”

Bowman also testified that Slager told him Scott was facing him with the Taser.

“I thought it was from close range,” Bowman said.

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49 Responses to Police Officer #MichaelSlager on Trial for the Murder of #WalterScott Day 4

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  14. Oh God. A taser guard and bullets in his back and then he lands in an ant bed. It’s too much.

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  15. Ametia says:

    SG2, I give you major props for following these trials and postings. It’s mind-blowing the lengths these defense attorney’s, the killers, and the whole judicial system will go through to let off these killer cops.

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  45. Ametia says:

    DEFENSE-LIES, LIES, MORE LIES

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