New evidence has been filed with the court in the case against former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager in the shooting death of Walter Scott.
The evidence was filed yesterday in preparation for a bond hearing for Slager to be held tomorrow.
Slager’s attorney, Andrew Savage of Charleston, provided Grand Strand Daily with a copy of the Mitigation Package for Bond Hearing filed with the court.
We all know what we saw on the video of Scott running away from Slager and Slager firing his weapon multiple times killing Scott.
What isn’t nearly as evident, nor covered in most media stories on the incident is what happened before the final scene.
A hospital report on Slager and Scott’s autopsy report show bruises on both men’s bodies consistent with violent confrontation.
Gunshot residue was found on both of Scott’s hands during the autopsy. Scott’s proximity to a weapon being discharged, or firing one himself, had to have occurred before the final minutes of the incident captured on the video.