Jurors see dash cam video in Walter Scott death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Jurors hearing the murder trial of a white former South Carolina police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist have seen the dash cam video taken from the officer’s car.

The video is from the cruiser of Michael Slager, who pulled Walter Scott over for a broken tail light on April 4, 2015.

It does not show the shooting of Scott, which happened outside the view of the dash camera. But it does show the Mercedes Scott was driving as it is pulled over for a broken taillight. It shows Slager returning to his cruiser to check Scott’s driver’s license and insurance information, and then it shows Scott bolting from the vehicle.

RELATED: LIVE BLOG: The Michael Slager Trial

North Charleston Police Sgt. Scott Hille was called by the prosecution to introduce the video.

Asked by the defense if the footage shows anything unprofessional in Slager’s behavior in handling the stop, Hille replied: “Not that I can think of sir.”

Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the shooting of Scott, which a bystander recorded on a cellphone and posted to social media.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s