Walter Scott Michael Slager

The North Charleston, SC police officer who shot a fleeing man in the back was fired from the police force. Former police officer Michael Slager, 33, was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Walter L. Scott, 50. A video taken by a bystander captured the murder.

An autopsy showed that Mr. Scott was shot 5 times in the back. The video clearly shows Slager dropping what appears to be a stun gun near Scott's body as he lay dying in the grass. Slager initially told investigators that Scott struggled with him and took away his stun gun. But the video contradicts his story.

In a news conference held earlier today, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey told reporters Slager was terminated from the police force.

The mayor also told reporters that all officers in the department would be outfitted with body cameras as a result of the shooting. Summey informed reporters that Slager's wife is eight months pregnant, and the city would continue to pay her medical insurance until the child is born because it is "the humane thing to do."

When Summey told the rancorous crowd that Police Chief Eddie Driggers would not speak at the news conference, the room erupted with chants of "The mayor's got to go!"

Mayor Summey, who visited the Scott family with Chief Driggers, asked the crowd to pray for the Scott family. Summey said he was "sickened" by what he saw in the video.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, Charleston attorney David Aylor said he dumped Slager as a client after he viewed the video which was given to the New York Times by an attorney representing the Scott family.

"I can't specifically state what is the reason why or what isn't the reason why I'm no longer his lawyer," Aylor told The Beast, "All I can say is that the same day of the discovery of the video that was disclosed publicly, I withdrew as counsel immediately."

Aylor said a reporter sent him a copy of the video via email.

Calling Scott's death "a tragic situation," Aylor said, "At no point… is anybody above the law. And I think that's why we have process and court systems and everybody deserves their day in court, but I won't be participating in anything related to this case moving forward in that regard.

Slager, who is being held without bond, made his first court appearance by video from the jail today.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    That attorney was like fugg naw :nono: I want no parts of this. Fugging murderer. Fukk these pig azz cops :yes:

  • sassyshe

    :clap: I hope he gets convicted. Perhaps if this happens, otehr cops will realize that they are not above the law and they may have the unfortunate run in of someone capturing their inhumane acts on film

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Gofundme done dropped him too. Why he even had one is beyond me :confused:

  • sassyshe

    From downstairs

    KiMi0414 says:

    Sassy you mean Comcast and Time Warner are merging I might have a 300 bill soon then. I might have to go with ATT Uverse then.

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    Yes so if you have internet look forward to caps on your internet. Comcast also have an agreement with Netflix, so it actually slows down your streaming close to when they feel that they may have to terminate your service. Comcast also signed a deal with Verizon

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Can u imagine wts been going on before camera phones :no:

    Scary scary. Thats why my ass dam near fall out the window watching my son go to the store.

  • Phrozen1der

    He's going to get FUGGED A LOT!!!! :hahaha:

  • sassyshe

    User Friendly says:

    Gofundme done dropped him too. Why he even had one is beyond me
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    I would really like to know what he told that man to make him run. Cause if you get tasered who gets up and run, Im sure he probably told him hes giving him a head start and if he can get away hell let him go free. All the time he was setting him up to play "hunt a nucca"

  • SummerBaby

    Calling Scott’s death “a tragic situation,” Aylor said, “At no point… is anybody above the law. And I think that’s why we have process and court systems and everybody deserves their day in court, but I won’t be participating in anything related to this case moving forward in that regard.
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    :applause:

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    This is too close to home for me. Its too emotional for me to discuss. My daddy is on the city board so I already heard entirely too much. Heard the convo my daddy had with Mayor Summey. Its too much :no:

  • Struggleisreal

    That attorney said nothing and left room and never came back.

  • Phrozen1der

    I'm trying hard not to bust a move at this desk.... :lol:

    "I'm getting money like I'm post to be" :headphones:

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    “I’m getting money like I’m post to be” :headphones:
    _____________________________
    "That's how its post to be. Everything good like it post to be" :headphones:

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    Sassy does Comcast use American customer service agents? I hate when I get people from India that I can't understand. :cuss:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    That lawyer knew what was best. I remember stopping at a fast food restaurant in SC one time, that experience alone made me nerve want to live there or visit there unless driving through.

  • Struggleisreal

    He left that man there like a deer.

  • Blanche Devereaux

    I might have that nucca sellin his soul fa me oooooooo that's how its post to be :buttshake:

  • Blanche Devereaux

    On a serious note...they need to make an example of this mufugga. I wonder what his wife thinks.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Kimi- I always get an American agent with comcast. At least on the CS.

  • Phrozen1der

    @kimi :yahoo:

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    :newpost:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :newpost:

  • DoNotDeleteMe

    I lived in the Charleston area for 8 months. So backwards...so out of touch...so depressing...just a poor and pitiful place. You are either very rich or very poor. The middle class is few and far between. Typical "resort" city. I now live in Greenville and it is much, much better. Very progressive and unpretentious!

  • ohso

    I reside here in North Charleston and let me say this, that attorney gets no love from me. Initially he was out in the press talking about his client was justified in what he did and when the truth comes out everyone would see that his client was justified and only used deadly force as a last resort. Now because of the video he is retracting his words just like the NCPD is doing. This is indeed a sad case :(

  • GAGIRL87

    So glad justice will be served. The person recording that video was God sent :yes: God made sure justice would prevail!

  • DoNotDeleteMe

    ohso says:

    I reside here in North Charleston and let me say this, that attorney gets no love from me. Initially he was out in the press talking about his client was justified in what he did and when the truth comes out everyone would see that his client was justified and only used deadly force as a last resort. Now because of the video he is retracting his words just like the NCPD is doing. This is indeed a sad case :(
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    Yes! When I moved to Charleston, all you heard was David Aylor. I think Rickey Smiley has him on his show giving legal advice. I am with you, he gets NO LOVE! Crooked arse attorney would have further criminalized the victim had the guardian angel not shot that video!

  • GAGIRL87

    @ Kimi share please :(

  • DoNotDeleteMe

    GAGIRL87 says:

    So glad justice will be served. The person recording that video was God sent :yes: God made sure justice would prevail!
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    He also shed light on how Mike Brown was murdered in Ferguson. These cops know that they can kill a Black person and become a millionaire. George Zimmerskunk set a bad...very bad...precedent on killing Black males and profiting off of it.

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

    just look at this slack-jawed weak-chinned beady-eyed red-necked piece of pig filth would you!!!!! :cuss:
    you goin to gel nih, MURDERER! :ha:
    and real talk, fugg his wife and her medical bills! cause if he had gone home and told her he killed a nicca today, she prob woulda been all :love: you just made the world a safer place for our unborn child... :rolleyes: FOH! let her sign up under the Affordable Care Act! why should tax payers foot the bill for this murderer's spawn????

  • Chocolate

    in the minds of the state, and Humans
    cops, lawyer-judges, and Attorneys,
    are operating under military law... that is why they charge you with any and everything.. EVERYTHING

    an attorney is not a Lawyer(everytime I see this is :angry:
    A judge is a Lawyer-judge
    A cop is a officer of the court as well, they are all officers of the courts,(how can any one have a fair chance in court when you have officers operating on both sides of the bench) you never will have a fair trial NEVER.... this is why it is so hard to convict cops of any wrong doing, because they are operating under fraudulent pretense. or any other government official, its hard to prosecute them... just look over your history and you will see why, it must be an out cry first, then they will have to fire the cop in order to arrest him. he cannot be arrested still in duty , will NEVER happen. Attorneys are operating under lies, along with the Lawyer-judges, Attorneys are the only ones that are operating in the 3 branches, which causes a problem with the conflict of interest law and the separation of power and checks and balances. this is all a scheme on the humans, that just cant understand why they dont do nothing to these cops.. until its real proof, even if there is hard evidence, they still get off, i dont get angry cause i understand the corrupt system, we must wake up..i truly pray that we take back this country and over throw this gov, cause it will only get worse

    you roses be good and safe, and start studying your laws PLEASE..we can do this is we all get on one accord.

    :waves: goodnight

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

    they are all officers of the courts
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    :thankyou:

  • love_22_nina

    The city should take care of Walter Scott's family for the rest of their lives because its the humane thing to do....that lawyer didnt want the death threats to him and his family.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com lovebites

    Its funny how it is Humane to help his wife but it was not humane how he shot a man in the back and lied.