Mistrial declared in Michael Slager trial

Charleston, SC (WLTX) - The judge presiding over the trial of Michael Slager, the former North Charleston Police Officer charged with the murder of Walter Scott, declared a mistrial Monday afternoon after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict. 

A mistrial was nearly declared Friday after one jury said he couldn't convict Slager, but when asked if they wanted to keep going, the jury foreman said yes, so the trial continued.

In April 2015, Slager pulled Scott over for a broken brake light. Scott ran from the scene, the two struggled in a nearby private park and minutes later as Scott was running away Slager fired at him several times.

Scott was unarmed. He died as a result of the gunshots.

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