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Former SC Police Officer Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years for shooting death of Walter Scott

Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for the 2015 deadly shooting of unarmed black man Walter Scott.  U.S. District Judge David Norton made the ruling after saying he would follow sentencing guidelines to send Slager to prison for 19 to 24 years. The former officer could have faced life in prison. Norton ruled that Slager committed second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.

It was an emotional day for both the Scott and Slager families. At one point Scott’s mother looked the former officer in the eye and told him she forgave him.  Walter Scott’s brother, Rodney Scott, called the death of his brother the worst day of his life. Rodney Scott said he wants Slager to pay for his actions.  To Read More: http://abcnews.go.com/US/cop-michael-slager-faces-19-24-years-prison/story?id=51595376

Your thoughts about the sentencing of Michael Slager?  Was it fair or excessive?

 

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