A memorial is seen through a fence marking the site where Walter Scott was killed on April 4th by a North Charleston police officer on April 10, 2015 in North Charleston, S.C.
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Federal charges filed against S.C. cop in motorist shooting

Former police officer Michael Slager walks to the defense table bond hearing, in Charleston, S.C., Sept. 10, 2015. (Photo by Randall Hill/Reuters)
Former police officer Michael Slager walks to the defense table bond hearing, in Charleston, S.C., Sept. 10, 2015. 
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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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Federal charges filed against S.C. cop in motorist shooting