CHARLESTON, S.C. — More than two years ago, the fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott by a white South Carolina police officer set off a wave of national protests over racially biased policing and the use of lethal force.
On Thursday, Michael Slager, the ex-North Charleston patrolman, learned his fate after pleading guilty in Scott's death: He was sentenced to 20 years behind bars.
His two-decade prison sentence and two years of supervised release is within the sentencing guidelines for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice that U.S. District Judge David Norton said were committed. Slager shot Scott with "malice and recklessness," Norton said, and then gave false testimony to investigators.
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Source: NBC News