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Shooting Scott: Shooting and Dashcam Video

shooting scott: Slager's attorneys think the videos show him acting in a calm, professional demeanour leading up to the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, according to Metro News. Prosecutors believe the videos depict the officer's callous behaviour . Slager, 36, pleaded guilty in federal court in May to violating Scott's civil rights by shooting Scott without justification. The sentencing hearing for ex-officer Michael Slager opened up with his attorneys playing cellphone and dashcam video that showed the traffic stop and the shooting itself. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced by a judge, perhaps as soon as this week. There's nothing in Michael Slager's background, from birth to today, of any racial animus or any harassment of minority members of the community, his attorney Andy Savage said, countering assertions that the officer acted violently because Scott was black. Federal sentencing officials have recommended between 10 to nearly 13 years in prison. ( As reported in the news.