CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys for a former police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist are seeking more evidence, including just what a state investigator posted on Facebook that led to his firing.
A hearing is scheduled for Friday in the case of former North Charleston officer Michael Slager, who's charged with murder in the April shooting of Walter Scott in an incident captured on cellphone video.
Slager's attorneys are seeking evidence, including material from the investigation of a State Law Enforcement Division Agent who was assigned to the case and fired last August.
A letter from SLED Chief Mark Keel included in court documents says the agent posted negative Facebook comments about the prosecution case in a homicide investigation. The letter didn't say specifically which murder case.