Dec 08

GETPlugged: South Carolina police officer Michael Slager will serve 20 years for fatally shooting Walter Scott

Slager’s father, mother, sister and wife also spoke to the judge, begging for a lighter sentence. They talked about how Slager led a life of service and how upset they were after the shooting. Michael Slager’s wife, Jamie Slager, told the judge, “He had to make a decision in a split second. I couldn’t imagine having to make a decision that fast.”

The judge’s decision comes after Michael Slager, who is white, pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights offense.  Read full story after the jump Read More »

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