A U.S. District Judge rejected Michael Slager’s request, saying that the ex-officer’s actions, not his legal team, garnered the sentence.
After news that there will be no charges against the cops who killed Alton Sterling and Kareem Ali Nadir Jones, it makes one wonder what it take for an officer to get convicted for killing a Black man.
A judge has scheduled the retrial for ex-Charleston cop Michael Slager in the shooting death of Walter Scott for March 1 after a mistrial was declared when a deadlocked jury didn't reach a unanimous decision .
Mainly White-dominated juries have decided police-involved shootings since August 2014. Whites tend to give law enforcement the benefit of any doubt.
"After we looked at the evidence and read the laws, and looked at the things that were presented to us by the judge, we had to come to find out that he didn't do anything malicious," the foreman said.
The federal judge presiding over the Michael Slager trial ordered the jury to keep working after jurors said they could not come to a consensus.
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