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Editorial: Slager indictment
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During the last year or so, we have seen a series of officer-involved shootings, some deadly, and other incidents with race playing a factor. And we’ve seen a variety of reactions depending on where these tragic events took place, including riots in Baltimore, Md., and Ferguson, Mo. One such incident took place here in South Carolina on April 4 when North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) Officer Michael Slager shot Walter Scott claiming he feared for his life following a physical altercation during a traffic stop.