The State Law Enforcement Division of South Carolina has released a copy of the dash cam footage from North Charleston police officer Michael Slager’s patrol car in the moments before he fatally shot Walter Scott.
The video shows when Slager pulled over Scott, but not the moments when Scott was shot dead. (RELATED: South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder, Shoots Suspect in Back 8 Times)
The vehicle was initially pulled over because of a broken tail-light. After Officer Slager approaches the car, he speaks with Scott and then returns to his patrol car. Moments later, Scott darts from the vehicle in an attempt to escape.
Scott was pulled over around 9:30 a.m.
As we have reported, Slager has been arrested and charged with murder.
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