SC: Killer cop to plead guilty of federal civil rights violation in murder of Walter Scott

Source: ABC News

“A white police officer whose killing of a black motorist running from a traffic stop was recorded on a cellphone video agreed to plead guilty Tuesday to violating his civil rights, a conviction that could send him to prison for decades. As part of the plea deal, South Carolina prosecutors would drop the state’s murder case against Michael Slager, who was fired from the North Charleston police force when the bystander’s video became public. … Slager still faces the possibility of life in prison as well as $250,000 in fines, but prosecutors are proposing a sentence based on federal guidelines for a second-degree murder conviction, which recommend more than 20 years.” (05/02/17)