NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Attorneys for Michael Slager are asking for a statewide jury pool in the former North Charleston police officer's upcoming federal trial.
Court records state attorneys cite the publicity of Slager's state trial which ended in a hung jury.
Jury selection for the federal trial is set to begin in May.
His state retrial is in March.
Slager shot and killed Walter Scott during a traffic stop on April 4, 2015.
He's accused of murder, but claims it was self-defense.