Ex-cop Michael Slager expected to plead guilty in fatal shooting of Walter Scott [News]

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Michael Slager

By Jack Barnes

The ex-South Carolina cop who shot and killed an unarmed black man in the back in 2015 will plead guilty to federal charges, according to a new report.

Michael Slager, 35, is expected to cop to charges that he violated the civil rights of Walter Scott as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors obtained Tuesday by the Associated Press.

State prosecutors, meanwhile, have agreed to drop a pending murder charge against Slager.

It’s unclear when Slager will plead guilty but he is due in federal court Tuesday afternoon for a hearing, court records show.

Disturbing video of the shooting was caught by a bystander and showed Slager opening fire eight times on Scott, 50, as he runs away following a traffic stop in North Charleston on April 4, 2015. Read More…

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