COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge upheld a 20-year prison sentence on Monday for former police officer Michael Slager in the killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina, rejecting Slager's claims his lawyer did a poor job...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer serving 20 years in prison for killing an unarmed Black man in South Carolina who ran from a traffic stop said his lawyer never told him about a plea offer from prosecutors that could have cut years off his sentence...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys for an imprisoned former policeman want a federal appellate court to reconsider its ruling upholding his conviction and 20-year sentence for killing an unarmed motorist who was running away from a traffic stop in South Carolina...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The video was viewed millions of times around the world. It was somewhat blurry, recorded from a distance, but it clearly showed an unarmed black man running from a white officer, who shot him five times in the back.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the federal sentencing of a former South Carolina police officer in the death of an unarmed motorist (all times local):
A white former police officer says he is grateful for the forgiveness from the family of a black man that he shot to death.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One by one, relatives of the late Walter Scott urged a judge to mete out a significant punishment for Michael Slager, the white former police officer who fatally shot Scott, an unarmed black man, in the back after a 2015 traffic stop...
Attorneys for Michael Slager want to unseal testimony by Solicitor Scarlett Wilson and deputy solicitor
Attorneys representing former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager filed a motion to unseal transcripts of testimony by key prosecutors in the case against him.
In the motion filed on Friday, Slager's attorney asks to unseal testimony transcripts by 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson and Deputy Solicitor Bruce DuRant from a pre-trial hearing on Oct.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It's now up to a judge to decide the fate of a fired white officer who pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of a black motorist whose killing was recorded on a bystander's cellphone...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades.
While local officials said Tuesday that an examination of North Charleston’s police force remains on track, it's unclear whether a new U.S. Department of Justice mandate will affect the reform effort.
A federal hearing for the former North Charleston policeman who shot Walter Scott has been rescheduled for later this month.
The proceeding had been slated for Tuesday, the second anniversary of Scott's death, and would have been a chance for prosecutors and attorneys for Michael Slager to take up unresolved motions in the case.
Feidin Santana paid for his own flight to the U.S. to testify at Michael Slager's murder trial, a prosecutor said Thursday.
It wasn't until after the proceeding, which ended in a hung jury, when the state reimbursed him for the trek, 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said.
A judge is expected Tuesday to hear arguments about whether Michael Slager should get a taxpayer-funded attorney for his second murder trial in Walter Scott's shooting.
The former North Charleston police officer's defense team, led by Charleston lawyer Andy Savage, has cited his poverty and general lack of financial wherewithal in asking for a public defender — a second bid of its kind in the case.
Michael Slager's chief defense attorney said he met Friday with Department of Justice officials in Washington to critique how the civil rights case against the former policeman has played out, not to hash out an agreement to end it.
Michael Slager lawyer seeks proof of favorable treatment for star prosecution witness Feidin Santana
Michael Slager's defense team wants prosecutors to hand over any evidence of aid they might have given or promised their star witness, Feidin Santana, the man who filmed the North Charleston officer shooting Walter Scott.
In more than a week from now and a month since a jury couldn't reach a verdict in Walter Scott's death, the process for finding the next panel to consider the case will begin.
The victims' families spoke words of forgiveness in Charleston after nine black people were massacred in a historic church by Dylann Roof, a white man who harbored dreams of launching a race war...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for Dylann Roof said the publicity surrounding the mistrial of a police officer in a murder trial across the street from where Roof's trial is set to begin Wednesday should delay the start of his case, but a judge refused the request in just hours calling it illogical and farfetched.
The forensic pathologist who did an autopsy on Walter Scott's body and estimated the trajectory that five bullets took before hitting Scott may take the witness stand Wednesday in a downtown Charleston courtroom.
Officials with the Charleston Branch NAACP spoke out Friday afternoon against the majority white makeup of the jury in the Michael Slager trial.
At a press conference outside the civil rights organization's Columbus Street headquarters, Dot Scott, the branch's president, said she and the rest of her organization are not criticizing the individual jurors or challenging the legality of the system.
Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson filed a response in court Monday to requests by Michael Slager’s attorney for contact information of a witness to the fatal shooting of Walter Scott last year.
The officer had an immediate explanation after shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in South Carolina: He said he fired in self-defense after a struggle over his stun gun.
But his initial claim points to a policing paradox that has civil rights advocates alarmed.