Ex-cop who murdered Walter Scott (shooting him in the back) in South Carolina was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Some justice & light in these dark times. Praying for his family & hoping this is a new breath in the fight for systemic changes in our criminal injustice system. Black lives matter EVERY DAY.
Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for the deadly shooting of unarmed black man Walter Scott.
U.S. District Judge David Norton made the ruling after saying he would follow sentencing guidelines to send Slager to prison for 19 to 24 years. The former officer could have faced life in prison. Norton ruled that Slager committed second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.
Both sides wept in court today when Scott's mother looked the former officer in the eye and told him she forgave him.