Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager (Photo by Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images)
The South Carolina prosecutor who tried the now former North Charleston police officer responsible for shooting and killing the 50-year-old black unarmed motorist Walter Scott said in a pretrial hearing last year that Michael Slager’s shooting of Scott was a “close call” between manslaughter and murder, but that a case could be made for either criminal charge.
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A California lawmaker has proposed a bill that would create greater transparency by requiring law enforcement agencies to release body camera video and recordings of police shootings and other significant incidents, something that has been at the center of a longstanding national debate.
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