US police officer charged in black motorist shooting released on bail

US police officer charged in black motorist shooting released on bail
# 05 January 2016 07:11 (UTC +04:00)

Circuit judge Clifton Newman in Charleston allowed a $500,000 surety bond on Monday afternoon for Michael Slager, Guardian reported.

Newman also set a 31 October trial date. Slager will have to remain in South Carolina while out on bail.

Slager, a former North Charleston police officer, is shown on cellphone video firing eight times as Scott ran from a traffic stop. Slager, 34, faces 30 years to life without parole if convicted.

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