Former South Carolina patrolman indicted on federal charges in shooting death

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Posted: May 11, 2016 10:18 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A former white police officer has been indicted on federal charges in connection with the April 2015 shooting death of black motorist Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina, according to court documents unsealed on Wednesday.

Michael Slager was previously charged with murder in state court. A bystander's cell phone video captured Slager firing eight times at Scott's back as he fled a traffic stop for a broken tail light last year.

(Reporting by Harriet McLeod; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by W Simon)