Cop charged with killing unarmed man makes 2nd plea for bond

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Posted: Dec 07, 2015 6:35 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist wants a judge to reconsider his request for bond.

Circuit Judge Clifton Newman denied bond for former North Charleston officer Michael Slager in September, saying his release would be an unreasonable danger to the community.

Slager's attorney filed a motion Monday asking Newman to reconsider.

The motion said Slager won't go to trial before next spring and has dietary restrictions that prevent him from eating jail food. The motion also said lack of privacy at the jail makes it hard to prepare for trial.

Slager is white. He's charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott in April. Slager is shown on cellphone video firing eight times as Scott runs.

No date has been set for a hearing on the request.