Transcript for Sentencing hearing underway to determine ex-cop Michael Slager's fate
Sentencing begins today for Michael Slater police officer in this video footage still tough to watch more than your leader. Slater seeing shooting fifty year old golfers shot five times in the back he was running away. We need police officers but we need could put themselves. We mean for they have to respect us as people. And what was so on that video was not being respected. My brother was Bali. Slater was tried for murder last year the former officer testifying he believed Scott was that the rat. But the jury in the trial deadlocked or lose. This it is. This state struck up plea deal with sleeker dropping murder charges in exchange for him pleading guilty to federal civil rights charges. He has admitted an opening for. To using excessive force. When he shot Walters got in the back five times. As he ran from a car stopped received that. This in just I just cops. Will not be tolerated anymore. The Scott Shanle reached a six and a half million dollar settlement with the city of Charleston. Send a thing could last several days those close in the case say we should expected to turn into a full on nanny trial. The defense is asking for a sentence of ten years for Slater but the prosecution. Is seeking a life in prison. Maggie really ABC news New York.
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