Walter Scott Shooting: Michael Slager, Ex-Officer, Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

CHARLESTON, S.C. — More than two years ago, the fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott by a white South Carolina police officer set off a wave of national protests over racially biased policing and the use of lethal force. On Thursday, Michael Slager, the ex-North Charleston patrolman, learned his fate after pleading guilty in Scott’s death: He was sentenced to 20 years behind bars. His two-decade prison sentence and two years of supervised release is within the sentencing guidelines for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice that U.S….

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