Former Cop Faces 20 Years For Killing Unarmed Walter Scott

by Krystal Franklin

December 7, 2017

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A judge ruled that Michael Slager, the former South Carolina cop that shot and killed Walter Scott as he ran away in 2015, faces 20 years in prison.

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According to NBC News, “U.S. District Judge David Norton, in issuing the sentence, said Slager had shot Scott with “malice and recklessness,” and then gave false testimony to investigators. Norton ruled that Slager, 36, was guilty of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, and also sentenced Slager to two years of supervision after his release.”

While this news won’t bring back Scott, at least justice has been served.

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