[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg3GrfR2wiQ?start=0&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=480]A North Charleston, South Carolina police officer was indicted Monday on a charge of murder in connection to the April 4 videotaped shooting of a suspect who took multiple shots to the back while fleeing a traffic stop.
Officer Michael Slager, 33, is accused of murdering Walter Scott, 50, and faces a maximum life term if convicted. The shooting, captured on film by a bystander’s mobile phone, prompted widespread protests. What’s more, it placed renewed attention to a YouTube society that has become fixated on filming police activity and uploading that footage to the Internet for all the public to see.
Scarlett Wilson, solicitor for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, told a news conference that the video alone wasn’t enough evidence for the grand jury indictment.
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