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Ex Police Officer Michael Slager Released On Bond

Updated on January 6, 2016
Michael Slager, firing at unarmed, Walter Scott as he runs away.
Michael Slager, firing at unarmed, Walter Scott as he runs away. | Source

Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, charged with Murder for the shooting death of Walter Scott, was released Monday, January 4th after posting a whopping $500,000 bond.

Michael Slager

He had been placed in solitary confinement at the Charleston County Detention Center since his arrest last April after a cellphone video surfaced of Slager firing at unarmed Scott eight times as he ran from a traffic stop. This incident enkindled a nationwide debate on whether Slager's actions were appropriate when dealing with an unarmed man.

Andy Savage, Slager's attorney, requested bond in September and it was denied on the premise that Slager could be a danger to the community and was also considered a flight risk. However, Savage's second request was granted early Monday morning under the conditions that Slager would be placed under house arrest and could not leave the state of South Carolina.

Dashcam Video of Walter Scott Shooting

Circuit Judge Clifton Newman stated that he had taken into account the long period of time Slager would have to wait in jail until trial, which is set for October 31, 2016.

Family and friends of Walter Scott are upset about Slager's release. His father Walter Scott Sr., addressed the court Monday saying "Looking at the film that I saw, every time I look at it, it makes me cry,". "When I go down to the graveyard, the only thing I see there is a pot sticking in the ground with flowers in it. ... If you let him out, he's gonna go home and look at his wife and children."

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      Timbo De Titan 2 years ago from Alabama

      Ikr. Police Officers are treated as if they are above the law and its not fair nor moral

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      Cape Wind Girl 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Its horrible that hes out. There are thousands locked up for less, awaiting trial....and he gets out due to favoritism.

      Booooooo

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