CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Michael Slager, the former North Charleston Police Officer, is charged in the shooting death of Walter School on April 4, 2015.
In a court hearing on Tuesday, November 2, a judge denied a request for a change of venue in the case.
According to Slager’s defense attorney Andy Savage, a move was requested out of the Charleston area due to media coverage.
Also, Circuit Judge Clifton Newman denied a defense motion to dismiss the indictment against Slager.
They say the charge violates constitutional protections against double jeopardy.
Slager also faces trial next year in federal court on several charges, including violating the civil rights of Walter Scott.
Slager fatally shot the 50-year-old Scott as he fled a traffic stop in North Charleston.
Newman denied the motion, saying Slager has been afforded all the due process afforded by the laws of South Carolina.
And he ruled that to dismiss the indictment based on grounds of double jeopardy, he would have to “overrule well-established doctrine.”
More stories you may like on 7News
Parents from across the country who have had children die as a result of college hazing are in Greenville to talk about how to prevent any o…
Police are searching for a Spartanburg County woman who may have information about the kidnapping of a 4-year-old girl earlier this month.
ANDERSON Co., SC (WSPA) – The countdown is on and the Bassmaster Classic is just weeks away. This fishing tournament is often referred to as…
GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – On March 1st, a controversial ordinance will go into affect. In January, Greenville County Council passed a law th…
Officials have released detailed times and dates relating to the funeral of Rev. Billy Graham which will be Friday, March 2 at 12:00pm.