Warning: Graphic Video of Walter Scott shooting

The following contains unedited, graphic footage of the April 4, 2015, shooting of Walter Scott by North Charleston Patrolman 1st Class Michael Thomas Slager taken by an anonymous bystander. Viewer discretion advised. 

Michael Slager mug shot

Michael Slager mug shot

Footage like this is very rare. The video shows Scott, who was unarmed and fleeing, was shot in the back by Slager from a distance of at least 15 feet. After Scott was fatally shot, the video appears to capture Slager planting an object next to Scott. This officer has been charged with murder in a state with the death penalty. It does make me wonder how often we don’t see the true story in officer involved shootings. This victim showed ZERO threat to the officer or the public and his murder was senseless.

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