A Judge has denied bond for the officer accused of shooting and killing an unarmed African American man. Ex South Carolina cop, Michael Slanger was denied bond in the April shooting death of Walter Scott. After the shooting of Scott, Slanger told investigators that Scott had tried to take his taser off while doing a routine traffic stop.
Days after the shooting, video was released of Slanger chasing Scott and shooting him eight times. Since being arrested, Slanger had petitioned the court for him to see his son born and was “not a flight risk”. Despite the petition, Judge Clifton Newman denied it saying that the evidence prosecutors found was very “persuasive” and the release of Slanger would “constitute an unreasonable danger to the community.”
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