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The Retweet: The Killing Of Walter Scott & Why Officer Michael Slager’s Arrest Is So Uncommon

Walter Scott was the 300th person killed by police officers this year alone. That’s more than one person a day. In the case of Scott’s tragic killing, North Charleston police officer Michael T. Slager was arrested and charged with murder. But Slager’s case is an anomaly. Analysis gathered from an examination of five years’ worth of police records from 2010-2014, found that 209 officers fired their weapons at suspects, 79 suspects were killed during those shootings, three officers were accused of misuse of force, and zero of those officers were convicted. Watch GlobalGrind and NewsOne Editor Christina Coleman break down the numbers that prove cops are rarely (if ever) prosecuted in fatal shootings.

Source: Global Grind

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