A grand jury has returned an indictment Wednesday charging Michael Slager with violating civil rights laws, using a firearm in committing a crime of violence, and obstructing justice.
The charges say he misled investigators by falsely claiming that he fired his gun while Walter Scott was coming at him with a Taser. Slager, is the North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer who killed Scott as he was running away — footage captured on a cell-phone video.
“In truth … Slager repeatedly fired his weapon at Scott when Scott was running away from him,” the indictment says.
Slager will appear in court at 1:30 pm to face these new charges.
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