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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:31 PM

The Latest: Ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for SC shooting

Source: Associated Press

The Latest: Ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for shooting

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) ó The Latest on the federal sentencing of a former South Carolina police officer in the death of an unarmed motorist (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

A white former South Carolina police officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting an unarmed black motorist to death in 2015.

A federal judge handed down the sentence for Michael Slager on Thursday. Slager pleaded guilty to violating Walter Scottís civil rights by unjustly shooting him in the back five times as he was running away from a traffic stop.

In arguing for a lighter sentence, Slagerís attorneys told the judge that the former North Charleston officer and Scott fought on the ground and Scott reached for his stun gun during the struggle.

A bystanderís cellphone video didnít capture the struggle but did show Slager firing into Scott as he was running away.

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:53 PM

1. i'd love to see a #ME TOO for racist shit. maybe #BAD COP.

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:59 PM

2. K&R, but

too light.

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