Officer who shot Walter Scott to plead guilty in Charleston
The former South Carolina police officer who was recorded on video when he opened fire on a fleeing black motorist, killing him, in 2015 pleaded guilty on Tuesday, people familiar with the case said. Michael T Slager, who was a North Charleston police officer when he shot and killed the motorist, Walter L Scott, entered his plea in Federal District Court in Charleston. Four people familiar with the case confirmed the existence of an agreement. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced formally. A lawyer for Slager, Andrew J Savage III, did not respond to a request for comment. Ryan Julison, a spokesman for lawyers representing Scott's family, said he could not comment on whether a plea agreement was in place.