North Charleston, SC (WLTX) – A Charleston County grand jury has returned an indictment against a former North Charleston police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed man that he’d pulled over earlier this year.
Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced Monday that the jury had come back with the indictment against Michael Slager, 33, in the killing of 50-year-old Walter Scott.
Slager was originally charged with murder back on April 7, and was fired from the police department.
On April 4, Slager pulled over Scott’s green Mercedes-Benz around 9:30 a.m. On the officer’s dash cam, Slager told Scott he pulled him over because of a non-functioning tail light. Several minutes after the stop, Scott ran from his car, and Slager pursued him, with the two eventually ending up in a private park a short distance away.