VERDICT WATCH: Murder Trial of Fmr Officer Michael Slager
The jury is deliberating in the murder trial of former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager. Slager is facing a murder charge for fatally shooting motorist Walter Scott. Slager’s defense claimed that the officer was in danger after a physical altercation resulted in Scott taking his Taser. The prosecution argued that Scott did not have the Taser when he was shot, and that he was trying to get away from Slager at the time, not cause harm.
Watch the announcement of the verdict live in the player above, as soon as the jury reaches a decision.