Civil rights leaders, lawyers plan community meeting to discuss future after Slager mistrial

Civil rights leaders, lawyers plan community meeting to discuss future after Slager mistrial
Michael Slager's attorneys have filed the opening brief in his appeal case. (Source: Pool)
Walter Scott. Source: Facebook
Walter Scott. Source: Facebook

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Civil rights leaders, pastors, lawyers and other local leaders are hoping to join with members of the community to discuss the next steps following the mistrial in the Michael Slager case.

A community meeting Tuesday night called "Where do we go from here?" will consider the legal options in the wake of Monday's mistrial. The jury came back deadlocked in the trial against Slager, a former North Charleston police officer charged for the April 4, 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott after a traffic stop.

Reverend Nelson B. Rivers, III, Elder James Johnson of the National Action Network, Thomas Dixon of The Coalition and attorney Jerod Frazier will discuss the next steps in the legal process.

The community meeting will be held Tuesday, 6 p.m. in the upstairs banquet hall at Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston.

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