Judge denies bail to SC ex-cop charged in Walter Scott's death
Photos are displayed by the prosecution show the appearance of Michael Slager in April, during bond hearing, in Charleston, South Carolina September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill

A judge refused to grant bail on Monday to a white former police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina, court documents show.


Michael Slager, 33, has been jailed since his April arrest in the death of Walter Scott, 50. The shooting, caught on video by a bystander, renewed national scrutiny over police treatment of minorities and led to Slager's firing from the North Charleston police force.