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Judge Rules Former SC Officer Slager Committed Murder in 2015 OIS

December 07, 2017  | 

Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager faces 19 to 24 years in prison for the deadly shooting of Walter Scott, according to sentencing guidelines announced by a judge this morning.

U.S. District Judge David Norton will announce the amount of time Slager will serve within that range later today. The former officer could have faced life in prison.

Norton ruled that Slager committed second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, ABC News reports.

The judge's decision comes after Slager pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights offense for the April 4, 2015, North Charleston shooting.

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TX Lawman @ 12/7/2017 11:43 AM

Did the officer even hit him with the bean bag? There was no reaction from the suspect at all from the bean bag. Sgt. Sweeny did not seem to know what was going on and came in blind. This is a tough call, but the suspect made know attempt to come at the officers or try to injure anyone else. Doesn't look good for the sergeant.

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