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Wed Apr 22, 2015, 09:18 AM

Michael Slager Laughed Off the Shooting of Walter Scott Minutes After the Event.



http://bluenationreview.com/audio-cop-caught-tape-laughing-killed-walterscott/

He laughed it off.

In an audio recording obtained by the Guardian, Patrolman Michael Slager is heard laughing in the minutes after fatally shooting Walter Scott. During the conversation with a senior officer, Slager asks, “What happens next?”

Michael Slager“Probably once they get you there, we’ll take you home,” the supervisor tells him. At another point, Slager is told “by the time you get home, it would probably be a good idea to kind of jot down your thoughts on what happened. You know, once the adrenaline quits pumping.”

“It’s pumping,” Slager says, laughing.

The conversation goes to the officer’s state of mind. Many who viewed the video of the incident said Slager seemed eerily calm as he raised his weapon and let off the eight shots as if he were shooting at a paper target on a gun range.

Contrary to what he and other responding officers told investigators, no one attempted to render aid to Scott—who was either already dead or dying. At least three patrolman, including Clarence Habersham, who is seen on the video standing next to the body, said they assisted Slager in CPR.

The taped conversation with his senior officer occurs only minutes after Scott was killed. According to the Guardian, authorities have not confirmed the authenticity of the recording or who was speaking, but a spokesperson said one of the voices “appears” to be Slager.

“It appears that way. I have not been able to independently confirm it,” said Thom Berry, a spokesman for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

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