"I forgive you,” Scott’s mother said to Michael Slager, a white man who fatally shot her unarmed son in a 2015 case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The attorney general's defense is now being used by lawyers for South Carolina Police Officer Michael Slager, who killed the unarmed Walter Scott.
A jury in North Charleston, S.C., could not agree that Michael Slager committed a crime when he fired five shots into Walter Scott's back, forcing the judge in the case to declare a mistrial.
A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a former police officer for murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man.
As evidence of the police killing of South Carolina man Walter Scott continues to pile up, “Democracy Now!” co-host Juan González asks in a column for the New York Daily News, "How many more heartbreaking videos of cops killing black males must we endure?”
Six seconds after firing his final shot, the police officer who killed South Carolinian Walter Scott radioed colleagues and claimed Scott had “grabbed my Taser.” A video taken by a witness suggests the unarmed man did not possess the stun gun at any point.
Relatives of a South Carolina man killed by a police officer while running away have called for justice following the shooting -- the latest in a series of killings of black men by U.S. cops. "Democracy Now!" reviews footage of the killing.