Michael Slager, the white former police officer who was filmed killing an unarmed black man in North Charleston, S.C., has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. In sentencing Slager, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to a federal civil rights violation, the judge ruled Thursday that he committed second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. Slager, 36, "acted out of malice and and forethought, shooting dead an unarmed and fleeing Walter Scott," U.S. District Judge David Norton told the court Thursday after several days of testimony, according to the Charleston Post and Courier . "Slager's actions were disproportional to Scott's misconduct." In a wrought courtroom scene, Scott's mother, Judy, told Slager that she forgives him for her son's killing....
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Former S.C. Officer Who Killed Walter Scott Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison