• 9 April 2015
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Officer Michael Slager stops Walter Scott's vehicle for a broken tail light moments before shooting him in the back. South Carolina officials have released a new video showing the moments before a US police officer fatally shot an unarmed man in the back.
The dash cam footage shows Walter Scott's car being pulled over and Officer Michael Slager asking for his paperwork.
After Mr Slager returns to his police vehicle, Scott opens his door and runs.
Mr Slager was arrested on murder charges after a video surfaced showing him shooting at Scott as he flees.
The newly released video shows Mr Slager pulling over Scott's Mercedes sedan due to a broken tail light, and asking for his drivers license and registration.


Scott explains that he is in the progress of purchasing the vehicle and does not have the correct paperwork with him.
Although the video does not capture Mr Slager firing eight shots, gunshots and shouting are heard off-screen.
"Get on the ground now!" Slager is heard shouting.
Mr Slager was fired on Wednesday from the North Charleston Police Department.
After video of Scott's death emerged, protesters chanted "no justice, no peace" outside the city hall on Wednesday, and they later held a candlelight vigil in honour of Scott.
They are the latest protests about police lethal force, which began after the killing of Michael Brown, a teenager in Ferguson by a police officer who was not charged for his death.
US police: Controversial recent killings

April 2015: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], 50, is shot eight times in South Carolina as he runs away from Officer Michael Slager. Mr Scott dies at the scene. The shooting is captured on video and Mr Slager is charged with murder.
December 2014: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], 36, is shot dead during a routine traffic stop in New Jersey. An officer claims Mr Reid was reaching for a gun, but video footage seems to suggest he was attempting to step out of the car, hands raised.
November 2014: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], a 12-year-old boy, is shot dead in a playground by Cleveland police after a local resident reports he is pointing a gun at passers by. The gun turns out to be a toy. A grand jury will decide whether police will face charges.
August 2014: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], an unarmed 18-year-old, is shot dead by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting leads to protests, first in Ferguson and later nationwide. A grand jury decides not to charge Mr Wilson.
July 2014: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], an asthma sufferer, is stopped by police in New York and placed in a chokehold after refusing to be handcuffed. He dies despite repeatedly telling officers he cannot breathe. No police are charged.
March 2014: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], an unarmed homeless man camping in Alberquerque, is shot dead by two officers. Video of the incident leads prosecutors to say the officers acted with "deliberate intention" and they are charged.
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