Michael Slager

Former South Carolina police officer is seeking to have a judge throw out a vital piece of evidence against him in the 2015 fatal shooting of unarmed Walter Scott. The evidence is a witness’ cellphone video that captures the shooting death of Scott. According to the Associated Press, Slager will be pushing for the video […]

Scott's shooting marked a defining moment in furthering the national discussion of deadly force used by law enforcement against Black men and women.

    12/05/16 – Roland Martin and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press political/legal affairs reporter, provide updates on the Slager and Roof trials which are both currently happening in South Carolina. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. (Photo: Meg Kinnard Twitter Profile)

The federal judge presiding over the Michael Slager trial ordered the jury to keep working after jurors said they could not come to a consensus.

Michael Slager testified in his own defense on Tuesday, getting grilled by prosecutors in the high-profile murder trial in the death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was shot five times.

Michael Slager, the ex-cop who shot Walter Scott, asks the court to drop his murder charge. The defense team cites double-jeopardy.

The former North Charleston South Carolina police officer who was charged with the murder of Walter Scott—a 50-year-old Black man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop—has asked that the state court move his murder trial out of Charleston.

A federal grand jury on Wednesday handed up a three-count indictment against former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, according to a statement from Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U. S. Attorney Bill Nettles of the District of South […]

Hanahan Police Department are investigating whether an arsonist set fire to the home of Michael Slager, the cop who killed Walter Scott.

Because Slager's trial date isn't until October, lawyers argued that keeping him in jail was akin to punishing him for the crime without a conviction.

Former North Charleston, South Carolina officer Michael Slager says the police association promised to pay his legal bills after he was arrested and charged in the shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man.

The family of Walter Scott, who was shot and killed by a cop in North Charleston, SC, reached the $6.5 million deal with the city.