NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said she will be working with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to seek an indictment against Michael Slager who is charged in the death of Walter Scott.
"This case involves members of the North Charleston Police Department. Shortly after the incident Mayor Keith Summey and Police Chief Edward Driggers, though not required by law, wisely chose to immediately request that the case be independently investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division," said Wilson in a statement released on Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday, Attorney Andy Savage announced that he was representing Slager.
Savage released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
In Wilson's statement, she addressed Scott's family saying that she had met with them face-to-face and spoke with their attorneys regularly over the past few days.
"This is a very difficult time for them, but they have acted and reacted with dignity and grace," Wilson said."We are grateful for their patience, understanding and cooperation with us."
Wilson's full statement is below: