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SC Cop Charged With Murder For Shooting Fleeing Man

Okay, now we're getting indictments. Still waiting for convictions...

This is encouraging, right? I mean, it was obvious to anyone who watched the video -- especially the cool and calm way the cop started covering up for himself:

The South Carolina police officer who was filmed shooting a man in the back as he ran away earlier this year, prompting renewed outcry over the use of lethal force by law enforcement, was formally charged with murder on Monday.

Michael Slager was indicted by a grand jury in Charleston County for the murder of Walter Scott on 4 April, Scarlett Wilson, the solicitor for the ninth judicial circuit, announced at a press conference.

If convicted, Slager could face a sentence of between 30 years and life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to Wilson.

Slager, 33, was a patrolman first class for the North Charleston police department when he fatally shot Scott, 50, following a struggle that led from a traffic stop when the officer noticed that one of Scott’s car tail lights was broken. He was fired shortly after the incident came to light.

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