A South Carolina judge has sentenced former police officer Michael Slager to 19-24 years in prison for the shooting death of Walter Scott.
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Slager shot and killed Scott on April 4, 2015, while Slager was an officer with the North Charleston Police Department. Witness video that surfaced shortly after the encounter appeared to show the moment Slager fatally shot Scott as he ran away. He was fired from the force after the shooting.
The officer reported that the victim tried to grab his taser, but the video – which shows Scott running with his back turned – shows another story.
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