Police sergeant: Slager “a very good officer”

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Michael Slager’s former police supervisor has testified that Slager was “a very good officer” and that he could not recall getting any complaints about him.

The defense in Slager’s South Carolina murder trial called North Charleston police Sgt. Ronald Webb to the stand on Tuesday. Slager, who is white, is charged in the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black motorist who fled from a traffic stop.

Webb said he was Slager’s supervisor for six months before the shooting.

He testified that Slager got “a pretty good appraisal” about four months before the incident and that Slager did what was required for a North Charleston officer. Webb said he didn’t recall Slager ever missing any training or being late for duty.

Slager was fired after cellphone video of the Scott shooting taken by a passerby was released and he was charged with murder.

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