No Decision on Slager Bond at Second Hearing

A hearing was held on Friday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the courthouse, downtown Charleston, on the Michael Slager case.

Michael Slager appears at court hearing in wrist and ankle shackles.
Michael Slager appears at court hearing in wrist and ankle shackles.

The judge was expected to rule on Slager’s bond request but once again, a decision was not made on whether or not to release the former North Charleston Police Officer charged with the murder of Walter Scott.

Solicitor Wilson and Sheriff Cannon were in the courtroom for the hearing and Michael Slager was present and spoke to the courtroom as well.

Slager told the judge he is not a flight risk and wants to be released to spend time with his family and his newborn son. He also said he would follow any of the requirements included in his bond.

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said she would not be ready to try this case until late 2016. The defense said they would be ready to try the case as early as March or April 2016.

The judge told the courtroom he wants to bring this case to trial as quickly as possible and will decide on Slager’s bond as soon as possible. He also said he will set the trial date in 60 days.

Stay with News 2 for the latest on the Michael Slager case.

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