More South Carolina Police Officers Could Face Charges in the Murder of Walter Scott
Slager, 33, was charged with murder after he was videotaped shooting the 50-year-old eight times following a traffic stop in North Charleston.
Now, other officers could face charges for not doing enough to save the unarmed man’s life, CBS News reports. In newly released audio from Slager’s dashboard camera, two men can be heard discussing the shooting.
“By the time you get home, it’d probably be a good idea to kind of jot down your thoughts of what happened,” one officer says. “You know once the adrenalin quits pumpin’ and stuff,” he adds.
“It’s pumpin’,” answers an officer who appears to be Slager.
Critics are calling for a second officer to face charges as well. Officer Clarence Habersham arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting took place, but did little to help the victim, according to video captured on a bystander’s cell phone.
However, he wrote in a two-sentence report about the shooting that he “attempted to render aid to the victim by applying pressure to the gunshot wounds,” The New York Times reports.
Slager has a history of violence – he was previously involved in an excessive force complaint in 2013.
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