Judge Denies bail for white ex-officer charged with murder in death of black man

September 2015
Chicago Citizen - Chicago Weekend Edition;9/16/2015, Vol. 45 Issue 37, p3
The article reports that Judge Clifton Newman of the Third District Court of South Carolina has denied bail for former police officer Michael Slager. It notes that Slager is charged in the shooting death of African-American Walter Scott on April 4, 2015 in North Charleston. Defense lawyers argued that Slager should be allowed to post bail since he has had no criminal record and is not a flight risk. It suggests that the judge's decision is crucial to averting more violence in the community.


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