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Michael Slager federal trial expected to be held in the spring

Michael Slager in court. (Source: AP Pool/File) Michael Slager in court. (Source: AP Pool/File)
Walter Scott (Source: Facebook) Walter Scott (Source: Facebook)
Judge declares a mistrial in the Michael Slager state case last Monday. Judge declares a mistrial in the Michael Slager state case last Monday.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The federal trial for Michael Slager is expected to be held in the spring, according to sources close to the case. 

In May, a grand jury indicted Slager on federal charges for the shooting death of Walter Scott during a traffic stop last year.

His federal charges include civil rights charges, use of a weapon during a violent crime and obstruction of justice. 

Sources told Live 5 News there is no specific federal trial date set for the former North Charleston police officer.

A pre-trial conference was held with the federal judge earlier on Tuesday. 

Last week Slager's state murder trial ended with a hung jury.

The jury heard from 55 witnesses over a five week period and deliberated for a record of more than 24 hours over four days.

In the end, the panel couldn't come to a unanimous verdict.

Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson says she will re-try the case on the state level, but a date has yet to be determined. 

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