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Video: Former South Carolina Officer Indicted for Fatal Shooting, Could Get Life

June 08, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Former South Carolina Officer Indicted for Fatal Shooting, Could Get Life

Charleston County (S.C.) Solicitor Scarlett Wilson on Monday announced that a state Grand Jury has indicted a former North Charleston police officer for murder.

The officer’s attorney Andy Savage said in a statement Monday afternoon that his office is still waiting on discovery information from prosecutors.

"The Grand Jury is a formal step, but just another step in the criminal process. Until we have an opportunity to fully evaluate the State's case and to compare it with our own investigation we will not be commenting on any aspect of the case," Savage told WCIV TV.

Wilson said Monday the officer faces 30 years to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

 


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Morning Eagle @ 6/8/2015 11:20 PM

So why is the prosecutor still with holding discovery evidence from the defense? No valid reason now that the grand jury process has been gone through. Shades of Baltimore. Police officers accused of homicide now days are considered to be guilty unless they can prove themselves innocent instead of the other way around.

krisnlc @ 6/9/2015 10:02 AM

Officers are held to a higher standard. If this video is true, than it is looking bad for this officer. Until the trial and all the elements of this case come out the DA in this case is using the evidence available to it, just like it does with civilians. Unless you see a reason for the officer to shoot this person and unless a reason is revealed during the trial....it looks like a goose is a goose here.

Jon Retired LEO @ 6/9/2015 2:52 PM

This is sad to say but a private citizen can actually defend themselves with deadly force if it is needed and not be judged as harshly as a Police Officer. And you thought the gunfight at the OK corral was in the history books to stay or not?

kevCopAz @ 6/9/2015 4:31 PM

Lets be fair, if the video is all that happened and evidence and facts conclude that it is, then he is guilty and should be prosecuted. Sad to say, but true.

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