Agent twenty years in prison for shooting black man

World December 7, 2017 22:54

charleston - The white policeman who shot an unarmed black motorist in South Carolina in April 2015 after being detained for traffic offenses was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday.

A bystander filmed the action of the agent and put it on the internet.

Many considered it a cold-blooded murder of fifty-year-old Walter Scott. A jury could not give a decision last year in the court case. The federal judge now imposed a lengthy prison sentence because the death of the victim is comparable to murder.

The public prosecution applied the indictment in May after the shooter admitted that he had surrendered his booklet and violated the civil rights of Scott with the use of excessive force. He had forced the driver to stop because his car had a broken rear light. Then he felt threatened and shot after a struggle.

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