South Carolina Law Enforcement Division released dash cam footage related to the fatal police shooting of Walter Scott, and although it does not include the shooting itself, the video shows the traffic stop that led up to the deadly encounter.
Recorded from the patrol car of North Charleston officer Michael Slager, the video depicts Slager pulling over Scott's vehicle and asking him to produce insurance papers as his third brake light was broken. Scott tells the officer that he does not have insurance and is in the process of purchasing the vehicle. Slager returns to his car after instructing Scott to stay put, however, seconds later, Scott flees from the scene and out of the range of the camera. Slager can be heard yelling as he takes off in pursuit.
The dash cam footage also revealed that Scott was accompanied by a coworker at the time.
Michael Slager is facing murder charges after a bystander filmed the video of him fatally shooting an unarmed black man, who was later identified as Walter Scott. The cop shot the man eight times in the back before appearing to plant his Taser as false evidence next to the dead body.