The video of Officer Michael T. Slager firing eight shots at a fleeing Walter Scott was captured by a bystander, and the incident has re-ignited a nationwide debate about racial profiling, police brutality, the filming of police activity by bystanders and the growing role of body cameras in police departments. Slager has been charged with first-degree murder. "I was appalled at the conduct and was satisfied to see that the prosecutors moved in the right direction," Jackley said. "Division of Criminal Investigation agents record conversations. Sometimes, the recorder's not on. If it's not on, you have to simply explain why it's not on," Jackley said. [Sioux Falls Argus Leader]People concerned about police violence against persons of color know that Slager would have been exonerated had there been no video of Walter Scott's alleged murder just like a Pennington County deputy was after killing unarmed Lakota man, Christopher Capps.
A federal judge has ruled that Capps' family can sue for wrongful death.
The cop who managed 'a bunch of racists' wants to be Rapid City's mayor.
As for Jackley: he is probing white pockets for enough cash to finance a run for higher office.
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