Ex-cop faces 19 to 24 years in prison for killing of unarmed black man
Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager faces 19 to 24 years in prison for the deadly shooting of unarmed black man Walter Scott, according to sentencing guidelines announced by a judge this morning. U.S. District Judge David Norton will announce later today the amount of time Slager will serve, which is expected to be within that range. The former officer could have faced life in prison. Norton ruled that Slager committed second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.