Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager speaks to his attorneys Monday during his murder trial. (File/Grace Beahm/Staff)

Defense attorney Andy Savage and former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager listen to testimony last week during Slager's murder trial. (File/Grace Beahm/Staff)

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.