Bond hearing for Michael Slager set for August 27
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A bond hearing for Michael Slager who has been charged in the murder of Walter Scott has been set for August 27.
Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced the hearing on Twitter and stated that it would be held at 10 a.m. at the Charleston City Courthouse.
This news follows on the heels of Slager's attorney, Andy Savage, filing a motion on Tuesday for a bond hearing for his client who has been in solitary confinement at the Al Cannon Detention Center since his arrest on April 7.
Slager's attorney says the motion for bond comes after a "significant delay" to review investigators evidence.
Investigators say Scott was shot and killed by Slager on April 4 after fleeing from his vehicle during a traffic stop that took place on Remount Road in North Charleston.
At the time of the shooting, Slager, 33, was a Patrolman First Class with the police department.
Reports state Slager claimed he shot Scott because he feared for his life following a physical altercation with the 50-year-old man, who was reportedly unarmed.
Video shot by a bystander surfaced in the days following Scott's death. The cell phone video showed Slager shooting Scott in the back as he ran from the officer.
Officials say the video evidence led to Slager's arrest and murder charge.
Slager was initially placed on administrative leave while the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division investigated the shooting.
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