Authorities in South Carolina released dashcam footage from North Charleston police Officer Michael Slager’s patrol car capturing the moments before he shot and killed 50-year-old Walter Scott, WIS-TV reported.
The nearly four-minute-long tape begins with Slager asking Scott about his car after pulling him over last Saturday. Scott tells Slager he plans on buying the car, but does not have paperwork or insurance for it at the moment.
Slager then returns to his patrol car and can be heard telling Scott to stay in his car. Two-and-a-half minutes into the video, Scott leaves the car and runs out of the frame. Slager can be heard running after him and calling into his dispatcher’s office. The audio becomes increasingly choppy, but Slager can be heard ordering Scott to “get on the ground.”
The audio then cuts out, aside from the Everlast song “What It’s Like” playing on Slager’s car radio. The video does not show Slager shooting Scott from behind. Scott died at the scene. That portion of the encounter was caught by a bystander, who identified himself yesterday as Feidin Santana.
Slager originally claimed that Scott tried to take his Taser, forcing the officer to kill him in self-defense. But the release of Santana’s video led to Slager being charged with murder and fired from the department.
Watch the dashcam footage, as posted by WIS, below.
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....better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
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