Dash cam video released in fatal South Carolina police shooting

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dash cam video just released shows a black man killed by white officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, got out of his car and ran after a traffic stop for a defective taillight.

Cellphone video shot by a witness shows the officer — Michael Slager — fired eight shots from a distance at Walter L. Scott, who was struck multiple times in the back.

Police also say they will take a second look at a previous complaint about an incident in which the officer used a Taser but was cleared.

6 comments

  • 2-marty

    The shooting cop belongs in jail for murder. We need to stop the confrontations with cops. How about stop running away after you are caught for revoked license, warrants, suspended license. Maybe if the state’s make a 10 year jail sentence for knowingly running away, this would cut down on shooting and stop this madness!

  • Wow

    The cop is still a murderer!! The gentleman who ran must have been frightened out of his mind. I don’t trust cops. Not now not ever. To shoot this poor man in the back?! Cold blooded murder! Also, to have been so sneaky and put that taser over by the gentleman’s body?! I can’t wrap my mind around this….

    • Ty B

      Being frightened is absolutely no excuse to run from the police, there is a reason we are required to have a drivers license and insurance. Driving is not a right, it’s a privilege. The officer should have never open fired against the fleeing suspect, he should have ran and tackled the man to the ground. Regardless of the outcome of this situation, you should never run from the police. You only make matters worse for everyone involved.

      Did anyone else think the song playing on the radio was eerily ironic?

      • marianne

        You are talking bs. Of course we have to stop when they want us to and have erverything in order. This man was killed by a police officer, a so called human being who should as well follow the rules, right? Or does everybody in the US has to be frightened to death as soon as a police car shows up? Guess that is what you are trying to say, bless you, idiot

  • mark traina (@obessed56)

    It wouldn’t matter if WALTER SCOTT was pulling a wagon loaded with TNT, nothing would justify SHOOTING a UNITED STATES CITIZEN in the BACK 4-TIMES!

    NAAWP “TEACHING TOLERANCE” MISSION

    NAAWP REMINDER: POLICE OFFICERS and STATE TROOPERS are HIRED to PROTECT U.S. and SERVE our COMMUNITIES!

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of WHITE PEOPLE – 2015

  • mark traina (@obessed56)

    The NAAWP offers “NO EXCUSES” for this WHITE POLICE OFFICERS ACTIONS, just our CONDOLENCES to the SCOTT FAMILY, and our PRAYERS that nothing like this will ever happen again!

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of WHITE PEOPLE – 2015

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