OFFICER ARRESTED AFTER VIDEO PROVES HE MURDERED SUSPECT (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The video above was captured by a bystander and shows Michael Slager, a North Charleston Police Officer, shooting Walter Scott, who was wanted for failure to pay child support, in the back as he ran from Slager. Of course Slager accused the dead, who can’t speak for themselves, of taking his taser and attempting to use force against the officer but all that was clearly fabricated. In a even more shocking twist, it seems Slager has been arrested. According to Carlos Miller, founder of Photography is Not A Crime:

The video is so flagrant that Slager’s lawyers immediately dropped him as a client, showing Slager shooting him in the back from at least 40 feet away before calmly walking to him as he speaks into his radio, informing dispatchers of “shots fired.”

North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers also wasted no time in arresting him, calling a press conference today to make the announcement.

According to the Post and Courier:

The footage, filmed by an anonymous bystander, shows the end of the confrontation between the two on Saturday after Scott, who had a warrant out for his arrest, ran from a traffic stop. It was the first piece of evidence that could contradict a statement that Slager released to the public through his attorney.

SLED spokesman Thom Berry said Tuesday that he could not confirm whether the agency has the video.

“All I can say is that our investigation is continuing,” Berry said, “and it would be inappropriate for us to discuss any specifics at this time.”

Attorney David Aylor, who released a statement on Slager’s behalf earlier this week, said Tuesday that he wasn’t representing the officer anymore.

“I’m no longer involved in form or fashion,” Aylor said.

Slager has said through Aylor that Scott had wrested his Taser from him during a struggle. The officer felt threatened when he fired, his attorney said.

Thankfully this ‘bystander’ was filming this jackbooted thug otherwise he would have gotten away with cold blooded murder. I’m extremely happy this officer will face the consequences of his actions, though I’m not sure the ‘justice’ system will provide true justice, but we should take a moment to realize that this happens all too often. Most the time planting a gun or having other cops back your story is enough to justify a police officer killing someone, as Joseph Julicher has lighted here at CopBlock, but when you catch them lying with video, even the thin blue line has to cut ties with you.

I’ll keep you up to date as the story develops.

 

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  • keepitreal

    Hey slappy – do you think it will be interesting to see how this turns out?

  • CopsKill

    Yup, when you here the MRC say they feel there life is being threatened get ready to be shot….if you hear that said.

  • t

    I saw this elsewhere. Looks bad

  • Common Sense

    Yeah, I think bad is an understatement. The state would be crazy to offer a deal. Bye, see you in 30 years oh wait, South Carolina has the death penalty. Time for Slager to get his affairs in order.

    I saw the “drop” also – that Sgt better get an attorney as well.

  • Guest

    Was He a Fleeing Felon”? Why Didn’t he Stop”? If He Was a Felon…The Cop Can Shoot Him.

  • logic

    Only in the commission of an Agg Felony, ie. murder, armed robbery, kidnapping… not just any ol’ felony applies. And not if a person has a felony conviction.. Please get your shit straight before posting misinformation.

  • WD!

    Shooting a guy in the back…..I hope he gets raped and murdered in prison, fucking piece of shit.

  • ymygody

    He’s pouting.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    And if there hadn’t been video, the cop’s account would have been gospel. That’s the real point here, not a cop doing murder. And he did, and lied about it in his report, that with all the usual points to justify what he did. That is another point to examine, the usual justifications.

    If there wasn’t the video, you guys would be arguing what? Nothing other than what a good shoot it was.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Yeah, contempt of court and failure to pay child support makes you a dangerous felon. What a concept.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    And there you are no better than the cop. So you approve of rape?

  • Common Sense

    You assume that I believe every police shooting is justified and you assume that t and I agree on every topic.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Nope, I was just pointing out the default postion both of you would have taken sans video. That in no way means that you believe every police shooting is justified (obviously not, you didn’t on this one, and many others) nor that you and t agree on every topic (you have no sense of me still).

    Look at the hurdle, without the video the cop’s report is what you would have believed. It’s the default position, and that’s the problem.

  • WD!

    For him, yes

  • Joseph Murray

    Absolutely. The cop’s version is the Real Story, unless contradicted by overwhelming evidence (like this) . Sadly that’s most people’s attitude, not just our beloved CB Trolls…

  • Joseph Murray

    or “He’s going for my gun!”

  • Common Sense

    In this case, clearly, without the video/eyewitness the officer could tell his own tale, but to argue he “struggled” and without any injury, I’m not sure as a juror I would believe it. On the other side, had Scott submitted to arrest, he’d probably be eating starchy food in the county jail.
    The city will quietly cut all ties with Slager and put it upon him to pay any civil damages, clearly it was something that “shocked the conscious” and a violation of law, thus (I would only bet) the city is not obligated to defend him in anyway. It will be interesting to see how the civil side plays out. I would be the city will pay the family out since Slager has no money, but the amount will be “small” in comparison.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/walter-scott-shooting/michael-slager-n337691

  • SineNomine

    More likely he’s masturbating and repeating “Good shoot!” over and over.

  • martymarsh

    I guess the cops don’t know you are not a threat to them when you are running away from them.

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  • JC

    He has only been charged with murder. He hasn’t been convicted of it. Who said the video proves he murdered someone? Oh wait, Ademo the three time felon did.

  • Ceej Bzk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk4bEcQHQnA – note this officer had her taser taken but decided not to kill this guy as the taser is already fired… what are you going to do … shoot it again? stay out of his reach and use other techniques here… now its sad the girl had her taser stolen… shame on you officer… but good on them for not killing this guy!

  • t

    CS:
    Really. I think the “struggle” part is the only party hats true.
    Clearly….as this started out as a traffic stop….and they aren’t anywhere near their cars….something occurred.
    I even buy the part about the grabbing the tazer.
    All of that makes sense based on what can be seen in the video.

    Ray:
    Ah….no.
    See….since you bought the lie in Ferguson completely….I doubt you’ll understand.
    But the physical evidence was still gonna be what the physical evidence is.
    The distances of the shots….the position the decedent was in when shot. Those physical things are what they are….video or no video.

    See that’s where it fell,apart in Ferguson. The physical evidence there was what it was. No hands up. No shot in the back. Heck….even the fraud second autopsie couldn’t make that lie stick.
    Remeber back to Kelly Thomas….the physical evidence in that case told the story…..as it always does.

  • Troy_Davis

    The is horrible. Yet, there are still all kinds of people making up excuses from the suspected murderer via delusion, magical thinking and badge blindness. Anyone who gets their jollies from police murdering people in this fashion needs to seek therapy right away.

  • Lord Osiris

    That cop immediately went for his gun, and then proceeded to shoot the guy like it was a video game. Calmly pulling the trigger firing 8 shots, making sure the suspect was dead. You could tell he had been itching to shoot someone.

  • RAD

    Yeah, the point is every interaction the police force onto others, whether a traffic stop or checkpoint,etc places the subject in danger and reasonable fear for their life.

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  • Guest

    O…………Your an Attorney”? I was Making a General Post.(For All The Anti-White And Anti Cop Ignorants) Shit Head’!

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Then you still approve of rape, you just think you get to choose. And that has made all the difference? It’s a road you shouldn’t take.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    It’s the concept of skepticism, and illustrated by the simple fact that without the video Slager’s account would be taken as Gospel, and I mean Gospel.

    What video is doing is eroding that idolization from idealization that police officers like Slager depended on.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Total bullshit. Ferguson has nothing to do with this, nor does whether Scott struggled with him or not. He was running away..

    Notice, with all your argument, Slager has been charged with murder.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    In any case without video, the officer can clearly tell his tale, honestly or in lying self-interest. (There is a fork with “honestly”, as in no reason to lie.)

    Yes, if only Scott had not run he wouldn’t have been, and I’m going to use the word, executed by Slager. There is no otherside because Slager had no reason to shoot him as he did. Just can’t ever give a cop full agency can you?

    How the city deals with this has no bearing. And shocked the conscience, I corrected “conscious”, has no need for scare quotes. This should shock the conscience of everyone.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Actually, the people that charged him with murder think they have a good case. I think they are part of that always righteous legal system you obsequiously support. But, yes, he is only accused even with such a damning video. Maybe they should have just charged him with manslaughter…

    Ademo has nothing to do with it.

  • WD!

    I do get to choose, for him, yes. People can choose whatever road they like, I hope his road brings him to rape.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    So, again, you approve of rape. And you’re choosing the road of “rape is okay”, so long as it’s someone that you think should be raped. Would that be the Japanese “Nanking” defense?

  • WD!

    i never actually said rape is ok, you are putting words in my mouth and reading way too far into a comment about a douchebag who deserves whatever prison has waiting for him, Nanking….really?

  • RaymondbyEllis

    No, saying rape is ok would be a horrible thing for you say, and you know how you would be pummeled. Instead you wrote “…I hope he gets raped and murdered in prison…”, so you only think rape is okay for that guy, while leaving you to claim “I never said rape was ok”. Admittedly, I have no idea how many other times you’ve advocated rape for someone. You likely do.

    “And you’re choosing the road of “rape is okay”, so long as it’s someone
    that you think should be raped. Would that be the Japanese “Nanking”
    defense?” Well, isn’t that exactly what you’re doing?

    No, “i never actually said rape is okay”, I just want someone raped so I can feed my need for what? Revenge or a really sick Schadenfreude? Don’t advocate rape for anyone. Don’t. It’s sick.

    “reading way too far into a comment about a douchebag who deserves whatever prison has waiting for him” doesn’t change what you wrote one iota.

    I haven’t yet addressed your call for him to be murdered.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    And you failed miserably.

  • WD!

    Dude stfu, i said that guy should get raped, you can keep tryin to put words in My mouth and thoughts in my head but it’s all bs you can’t prove. You are just jumping to conclusions “you likely do” who tf are you t? When shitty people get what’s coming to them I say good. So stop pretending you are some kind of authority on anythjng, you don’t like the comment that’s fine, but do you really think you are gonna control what others say? Not gonna happen Ray Ray.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    So you advocate rape for the people you think shitty. Again the “Nanking” defense. Was this the only time you’ve advocated someone be raped? Never advocated it for other people you think shitty? Only you know.

    Oh, duuude, stfu about control. Your fragrant flower willts over strong criticism and cries “don’t control me”? I criticized you with strong words, and your little fragrant flower wilted. How can I control you on the internet? What, with harsh words? Do you find yourself uttering “help, help, I’m being repressed!” when criticized? At least that has some humor to it, but “you can’t control me” doesn’t. It’s just sad in this venue.

    You are free to go on advocating the rape of people you think shitty, which makes you a shitty person. Advocating rape is sick, whether for male or female, and is no less sick by your judgment that someone deseerves it.

  • WD!

    Lol, doesn’t matter how long winded and ridiculous your responses are ray I don’t care, flower wilting? Really? Sounds like someone really enjoys reading their own comments. Your criticism on one comment about one person you choose to get your panties Ina bunch over means nothing to me. So go ahead and make another over the top comment but Just know that I don’t care.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    So you still approve of rape for the people you think shitty. One person or many persons, you’ve yet to weigh in.

  • WD!

    I was actually pretty specific ray, maybe your were too caught up with your flower talk to notice.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Yes you were. Here’s the first “Shooting a guy in the back…..I hope he gets raped and murdered in prison, fucking piece of shit.” and then the justification “When shitty people get what’s coming to them I say good.”

    So you approve of rape when it meets your criteria. I could have quoted all of your words in this thread but there’d be no difference.

    The problem for you is that I am noticing your words and I am holding you to them. But you never actually said rape is okay…

  • WD!

    I never said I approve of rape when it meets my criteria, again you applying one comment about one dickhead and trying to say, you think this way or that way, Nanking and flowers. You seem to think you have the ability to crawl inside people’s heads and know them based on a comment, you very clearly don’t. There is no problem for me, everything’s peachy, the problem is for the murdering cop whose asshole will be traded to snacks and toilet paper. “Noticing my words”? Well I did say them to you so I would imagine, seeing how you’ve taken quite a bit of time responding with your idiot self indulgent wanna-be psychologist bullshit. your problem ray, is you see things that aren’t there.
    Ps- I hope you get raped

  • RaymondbyEllis

    You wrote the words. Here they are: “Shooting a guy in the back…..I hope he gets raped and murdered in
    prison, fucking piece of shit.” and “When shitty
    people get what’s coming to them I say good.”.

    All the verbiage to ameliorate those words is just a fail. I don’t care what you write about me because it doesn’t change what you wrote. You can call me anything you want, but those words are still yours.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    BTW, that Ps with the emoticon just proved how tone-deaf you are about rape. Rape isn’t funny. You can’t use an emoticon to make that go away.

    For males it’s anal penetration, for females it’s vaginal or anal, but it is always a violation of the person. It can have, and usually does have, horrible psychological effects on the person that experiences it.

    But you just soldier on with your emoticon. It makes it all so much better for you.

    Edit: Face your self, all your words against my words do not address your words. No argument against what I have written will change these words: “I hope he gets raped and murdered in prison” with your “When shitty people get what’s coming to them I say good.” I’ve been harsh, but sometimes it’s better to be cruel than kind.

  • WD!

    I don’t deny those are my words, I deny everything you said. For example, you claim my justification is “when shitty people get whats coming to them I say good” doesn’t make any sense. My justification is that a person we are supposed to be able to trust shot a man in the back in cold blood and tampered with evidence. What a waste of time you have lured me into, everything you said was incorrect, you seem to think you can know a persons thought process based on one comment, you ray, are a jackass. im not going to agree with your made up nonsense, just accept that. I can say what I want and that cop will probly be a prison wife aaaaaaannnnnnnd I hope you get raped.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    I would hope not, that would be just a silly attempt at lying. Everyone here has seen your words.

    “For example, you claim my justification is “when shitty people get whats coming to them I say good” doesn’t make any sense.” But that was your justification, and it didn’t make sense. Laying it on me is without sense.

    I don’t know your thoughts, but I can see the process by your words, and what you think by your words. It wasn’t one comment, you’ve been confirming it by a number of comments. What’s the phrase? Is it “if you don’t want to be in a deeper hole, quit digging?”.

    Again, you said this “Shooting a guy in the back…..I hope he gets raped and murdered in
    prison, fucking piece of shit.” and then the justification “When shitty
    people get what’s coming to them I say good.”.

    When you finally realize the dirt is falling on your head we can talk.

  • WD!

    not in a hole retard, you can’t just accept an isolated comment because it negates all your dumb Nanking “I can see the process from your words” bs, you are a joke, get off your high horse before it rapes u

  • RaymondbyEllis

    So let me put this in plain words with some profanity: No fucking decent person would have written what you did; no fucking decent person thinks rape is okay in any circumstance; no fucking decent person would in any way try to justify it as an isolated comment because no fucking decent person would make the comment; and no fucking decent person would think some one is on a high horse for criticizing advocating rape even just one time.

    When you stand in a deep hole, everything is over your head except the hole.

  • WD!

    Again twisting what I’ve said, the high horse comment was because of your overly elaborate self indulgent comments, and I still don’t care what you think ray so your wasting your time, you are entitled to your opinion but typing paragraph after paragraph doesn’t change anything. I do not care what you think of me or m comments, is that clear enough for you?

  • RaymondbyEllis

    So go on wishing rape on people. And murder.
    I can’t control you and I can’t stop you. But those close to you should.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    So I’m a cop, I pull a taser or a gun, the guy struggles with me over either. He wins. He drops it and he runs. Obviously he was trying to kill me so I should fear for my safety.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Scott shouldn’t have run. He shouldn’t have fought Slager over the taser, if he did.
    And all that descends into meaninglessness given what Slager did.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Yep.

  • WD!

    I didn’t wish it on people ray, it’s weird you still don’t accept that

  • RaymondbyEllis

    It’s weird that you don’t get wishing it on one specific person means you may wish it on more. How many more you may wish it on is one question. Why you would do it on even one is another question.

    Really, it isn’t good to wish it on even one. I’m not trying to convince you…

  • WD!

    Get a life ray

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Then stop replying. And please try to get a better thinking life that doesn’t include wishing rape and murder on anyone. Otherwise your life is just low life.

  • WD!

    Get a life ray

  • Troy_Davis

    LOL! You told on yourself. Although I do think/feel as explained in the above comment, this was simply troll-bait. If you really want to celebrate the death murder of the guy so bad then don’t talk about it, be about it and go find the victims grave and masturbate on it to show your support for your local thugs.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Hardly. I’ve been here a long time, under two handles (one Ariel), and fairly consistent on this. Pointing out where Scott was wrong is not support for “the local thugs”, what it is doing is showing that where Scott was wrong has nothing to do with what Slager did because what Scott did does not in anyway justify what Slager did. It’s a counterpose to those that argue the officer had no choice because of the actions of the other.

    I’ll leave you to mastubate over a grave. Just because a disgustingly vulgar thought pops into your head doesn’t mean you have to share it.

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