[Warning graphic eye witness video]
Walter Scott Shooting VIDEO by thesarah
A police officer was charged Tuesday with the murder of a man in South Carolina. The charges were announced by Mayor Keith Summey of North Charleston at a press conference after a video taken by a bystander surfaced, and appeared to show officer Michael T. Slager firing multiple times at Walter L. Scott, 50, as he ran away.
The incident occurred on Saturday and news of the charges was initially reported by South Carolina’s The Post.
“When you’re wrong, you’re wrong,” Mayor Keith Summey is quoted by The Post and Courier as saying at Tuesday’s press conference. “When you make a bad decision, don’t care if you’re behind the shield or a citizen on the street, you have to live with that decision.”
The plot twist is the officer actually being charged with murder.
Now imagine all the police reports that don’t come with independent footage.