CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former South Carolina police officer charged in the death of an unarmed black motorist is expected in court as his federal trial approaches.
A motions hearing is scheduled Friday in the case against 35-year-old Michael Slager.
Slager’s federal civil rights trial in the death of 50-year-old Walter Scott starts next month. Another hearing is scheduled for Monday, when attorneys will discuss the admission of certain experts to testify.
Last month, a federal judge ruled prosecutors may show jurors video of the former North Charleston officer shooting Scott. The bystander’s cellphone video was viewed millions of times around the world.
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Slager also faces murder charges in state court, where his first trial ended in a hung jury. His retrial is scheduled for August.