Police Officer ‘Michael Slager’ Sentenced To 20 Years For Death Of Walter Scott

The ex-cop Michael Slager, gunned down unarmed Walter Scott as he ran away has been handed a 20years sentence.

Michael Slager, whose trial was initially deadlocked after a single juror “could not and would not reach a decision”, has been sentenced to 20 years for Scott’s murder.

Slager pleaded guilty to violating Scott’s civil rights when he shot and killed him in 2015.

Federal prosecutors were seeking a life sentence for Slager who they charged with second-degree murder. His lawyers, however, argued that he should face voluntary manslaughter.

Scott’s mother testified in court that she’s forgiven Slager.

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