Despite a federal judge sentencing a former S.C. police officer for shooting and killing an unarmed man, convictions are still rare for police.
Former police officer Michael Slager was sentenced after pleading guilty to a federal civil rights charge.
Former police officer Michael Slager pleaded guilty to federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of Walter Scott.
Michael Slager entered the guilty plea in federal court Tuesday, a little more than two years after he was caught on camera shooting Scott.
The jury in the trial of former police officer Michael Slager couldn't reach a unanimous verdict.
Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, was killed by a former officer while running away from a traffic stop.