Mistrial Declared In Walter Scott Case
The South Carolina officer who gunned down Walter Scott as he ran away has escaped a conviction.
A jury decided that they couldn’t unanimously convict former officer Michael Slager who was seen on tape shooting Scott in the back.
A single juror caused the mistrial when he told the Judge and the prosecution that “I still cannot without a reasonable doubt convict the defendant. I cannot and will not change my mind.”
According to ABC News, the jury was also allowed to consider a voluntary manslaughter charge but failed to convict on that charge as well.
All is not completely lost however, Slager also faces a federal trial next year.
Are you even remotely surprised at the results of the Micahel Slager trial??