Meanwhile, in Charleston, South Carolina, white former police officer Michael Slager has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing African American Walter Scott in 2015. Video footage shows Scott was unarmed and running away from officer Slater when Slager opened fire, shooting Scott eight times in the back, killing him. Slager pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights charge. He had also been tried for murder, but a judge declared a mistrial in that case in 2016 after jurors couldn’t reach a verdict. Slager now faces the possibility of life in prison. This is Walter Scott’s brother, Anthony Scott.
Anthony Scott: “We will never be able to share Walter again as a brother, his laughter, his jokes, him singing a song. We’ll never be able to share that, never again. That’s gone for us forever. But I hope he’s looking down and saying, 'Good job. Job well done. Appreciate you standing in there for me, brother and family. You all stuck it through, and you made sure that I got the justice.'”
Meanwhile, in Texas, the Balch Springs Police Department has fired police officer Roy Oliver, who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards on Saturday, shooting the African-American teenager in the head while he was in a car leaving a party.