A judge in South Carolina was forced to declared a mistrial on Monday, in the trial of a former cop who shot an unarmed Black man in the back. The former cop was set free because the jury informed the judge that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.
After four days of deliberations, the judge declared a mistrial in the murder trial of Michael Slager, a former cop in the North Charleston police department.
“We will try Michael Slager again,” 9th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson said in a statement. The judge expressed disappointment at the fact Slager wasn’t convicted after a 5-week trial for murder in state court.