Judge denies bail to ex-patrolman charged in South Carolina man's death

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 5:10 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A judge refused to grant bail on Monday to a white former police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina, court documents show.

Michael Slager, 33, has been jailed since his April arrest in the death of Walter Scott, 50. The shooting, caught on video by a bystander, renewed national scrutiny over police treatment of minorities and led to Slager's firing from the North Charleston police force.

(Reporting by Harriet McLeod; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Frank McGurty and Eric Beech)