One month after a state jury failed to reach a verdict in Walter Scott's death, the process for finding the next panel to consider the case will begin.
Though troubled by Michael Slager's fatal shooting of Walter Scott, some jurors in the former North Charleston policeman's murder trial thought the charges he faced were "possibly a little too harsh," one of them told The Post and Courier.
The state's retrial of former police officer Michael Slager has been set Thursday for March 1, two months before a federal civil rights proceeding is slated to begin.
A federal judge has set jury selection in former North Charleston policeman Michael Slager’s civil rights trial for May 1, formalizing earlier discussions about a schedule for the proceeding.
Federal authorities expect to try Michael Slager, the former North Charleston policeman who killed Walter Scott, on civil rights charges sometime this spring, sources said Tuesday, a week after a state murder trial ended with a hung jury.
Local NAACP officials on Monday called for a "fair and transparent" jury selection in the planned retrial of Michael Slager, the former North Charleston policeman who shot Walter Scott.
Ridicule rained down on South Carolina, its judicial system and its people after 12 jurors couldn't agree whether the death of Walter Scott, a black man, at a white officer's hands was a crime.
North Charleston City Council’s public comments – typically a time for residents to speak without response from officials – turned Thursday into a question-and-answer session.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The foreman of the jury that couldn't reach a verdict in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer says he initially wanted to convict Michael Slager of murder.
Jurors could not agree on a verdict in the murder case against Michael Slager, the white North Charleston police officer who shot Walter Scott, a black man. The jury had been deliberating for about 22 hours.
They have worried about the money they were making on jury duty. They have fretted over losing health insurance after being away from their jobs for so long. They have missed trips. They have had car wrecks and family emergencies.
Asked if they want dinner brought in, the jury responds that they would rather call it a night. "We are beat," the judge reads from the note.
Nine hours into their verdict deliberations Thursday, jurors sent a note to a judge presiding over the trial of the former North Charleston policeman who killed Walter Scott: They asked for the difference between "fear" and "passion."
Twelve jurors stepped out of the courtroom Wednesday night, and for the first time since they entered the murder trial a month ago, they started talking about whether a North Charleston police officer committed a crime when he shot Walter Scott.
Michael Slager sighed as the video appeared Tuesday on the TV screen above him. It was the same footage that had landed the former North Charleston policeman in jail for Walter Scott’s death.
After one of his old co-workers said Monday that police officers are trained to shoot a fleeing man in the back “if it’s needed,” Michael Slager is expected to give his own explanation for opening fire on Walter Scott.
For a month, jurors have heard testimony aimed at helping them decide whether former police officer Michael Slager committed a crime when he fatally shot Walter Scott.
A 3-D animation offered jurors Wednesday a glimpse of what officer Michael Slager might have seen when he took aim at Walter Scott.
Frustration among lawyers representing former North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager was apparent Tuesday as a judge barred testimony considered key to the defense in his murder trial.
A Taser, which can send an electrical jolt four times hotter than the sun, could have burned North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager’s shirt, or was it a meteor?
The attorneys defending Michael Slager already have tried to show jurors that the police officer's decision to shoot Walter Scott was, at some point in a confrontation between them, justified.
Defense attorneys for the North Charleston officer who killed Walter Scott want to tell jurors that Scott was cursing the police during a struggle with the lawman.
Instead of a resounding final presentation to help jurors envision Walter Scott’s last moments and to cast further doubt on an officer’s reason for shooting him, prosecutors on Tuesday found themselves in an hours-long legal quagmire that threatened to end their case with a whimper.
Preparing to wrap up their murder case against the North Charleston policeman who killed Walter Scott, prosecutors on Monday offered testimony to paint the officer as a liar whose account of the shooting does not line up with key video evidence.
When they return to court Monday, jurors will have had three days to ruminate on questions they heard from attorneys hoping to upend the case against the policeman who killed Walter Scott.
An analyst found DNA from both Walter Scott and North Charleston policeman Michael Slager on the officer’s Taser — a discovery defense lawyers says bolsters their claim the stopped motorist grabbed the device before Slager shot him.
An attorney defending the police officer who shot Walter Scott hammered the state’s probe into the shooting Wednesday, dissecting the pieces of evidence that investigators missed and others they failed to test.
A state investigator who examined the scene where Walter Scott died said Tuesday that an early police account of the shooting and the wounds in Scott’s back didn’t line up.
Fellow officers thought Michael Slager had opened fire on Walter Scott at close range to fend off an attack, they testified Monday in Slager’s murder trial.
The president of the NAACP rallied a raucous crowd at Emanuel AME Church on Saturday to cast votes that would address the kinds of racial profiling and gun violence that led to two racially charged trials taking place in Charleston next week.
Even as community activists implore residents to remain peaceful during two high profile, racially charged trials, some of those same leaders walked out of a Thursday meeting that was meant to help heal the community.
Instead of blaming Walter Scott for his “foolishness” in running away, jurors should hold the North Charleston police officer charged in his death accountable for “going too far” and shooting him in the back, a prosecutor said Thursday in an opening trial salvo.
After a mostly white jury was chosen Wednesday to decide the fate of the white former police officer who killed Walter Scott, his attorney pressed on with a fruitless effort to move the trial and find new jurors who know less about the shooting and the video of it.
The jury that will consider the fate of the former North Charleston policeman who fatally shot Walter Scott began to take shape Tuesday as the first public trial proceedings were held.
As horse-drawn carriages rolled by and news media trucks hummed, three protesters stood outside the courthouse where hundreds of potential jurors were supposed to gather Monday for a murder trial in Walter Scott's shooting death.
The trial of Michael Slager for murder in Walter Scott's shooting promises to be a key moment in the recent nationwide call for scrutiny of police killings.
An interfaith advocacy group is calling for a deeper, outside examination of Charleston police policies on pedestrian stops beyond Chief Greg Mullen’s planned review aimed at weeding out innocent people from a massive database culled from these encounters.
When Michael Slager's murder trial starts next week, the presiding judge will have a fresh proposal to consider: a plea to dismiss the case entirely.
A judge on Tuesday vacated his order to seal future filings in Michael Slager's murder case after The Post and Courier raised concerns about the move.
Hoping to preserve the public's right to access in the trial of the former policeman who shot Walter Scott, an attorney for The Post and Courier on Monday asked a judge to vacate two orders that closed part of a hearing and sealed future motions.
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