December 07, 2017 42 Commentson
Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager has been sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to Federal civil rights charges in the April 2015 killing of Walter Scott, reports ABC News and other sources. The sentence was based upon Slager's pleading guilty to a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242, Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law. The maximum sentence for this offense is life in prison.