A federal grand jury indicted the North Charleston police officer Michael Slager this week. Slager is the white officer who shot an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, last year, which further exacerbated tensions between law enforcement and many within the black community—basically a theme of 2015. The grand jury charged Slager, according to the Post and Courier, with “violating civil rights law and misleading investigators in Walter Scott’s death.” He has been out of jail on bail since last January, but reports suggest that Slager will be arrested again now that there’s a federal warrant out. His arraignment is scheduled for today at 1:30 p.m. in Charleston.
Aaron Cline Hanbury is a contributing editor for RELEVANT. You can follow him on Twitter at @achanbury