Former Police Officer Who Shot Walter Scott Charged With Murder

The South Carolina police officer who was filmed shooting a man in the back as he ran away earlier this year, prompting renewed outcry over the use of lethal force by law enforcement, was formally charged with murder on Monday. It was released at a press conference that Michael Slager was indicted by a grand jury in Charleston County for the murder of Walter Scott on April 4th. If convicted, Slager could face a sentence of between 30 years and life in prison without the possibility of parole.