Walter Scott's family reacts to new information unveiled in Slager case

Walter Scott. (Source: Facebook)
Walter Scott. (Source: Facebook)
Published: Sep. 9, 2015 at 3:17 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2015 at 3:18 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The family of Walter Scott is reacting after new information was unveiled Tuesday by his accused killer's lawyer.

Scott's brother says the new details changes nothing about the case.

Former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager is set for a new bond hearing on Thursday. His defense attorney tells national news networks that never-before-seen video evidence shows why Slager should be released from jail.

Andy Savage, Michael Slager's attorney, submitted 153 new pages of what he describes as new evidence to Circuit Court Judge Clifton Newman.

According to the coroner's autopsy, Scott died from multiple gun shot wounds in his back.

Some of the other information includes a toxicology report which reveals traces of cocaine were found in Scott's system at the time of the shooting.

Walter Scott's family and their attorney argue no evidence of any kind submitted justifies how he was killed.

Scott's brother, Anthony Scott, says this new defense motion, filed two days before the new bond hearing, is nothing more than an attempt by the suspect's attorney to make his brother look bad.

The motion filed also had more information about the suspect, including a psychiatric evaluation. It deemed Slager to have stable mental health and a "very low risk of future violence."
It also includes dozens of character letters from Slager's friends family and former coworkers. All attesting to his good character.

Slager's attorney hopes these new revelations will help get him released on bond this Thursday. It's being held at the Charleston County Courthouse at 2 pm. Scott's family attorney tells Live 5 they plan to be there.

Wednesday, the National Action Network will hold a press conference demanding no bond be granted to former North Charleston cop Michael Slager.

The meeting will be 11 a.m. at the Al Cannon Detention Center, where Slager is currently behind bars.

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