Michael Slager Testifies In His Defense – Part 3
Michael Slager took the witness stand at his murder trial today. Following him were defense witnesses who tried to explain how Slager has selective memory.
Before watching Slager’s testimony, and if you have not yet watched it, here is the video captured by a bystander. It shows when Slager fired his gun at Walter Scott as Scott was running away.
Here is Slager’s testimony, giving his non-video version.
November 29, 2016 – Part 2
Slager is cross-examined by the prosecutor. Slager was asked if he conceded that at the time he shot Walter Scott, that Scott did not have the taser. He conceded, albeit saying that he was unsure until seeing the video. The video of the shooting is shown to Slager and the jury. The prosecution pointed out that Slager had hold of Walter’s right hand, and Walter was holding a cell phone in his left hand. They asked Slager where was Walter holding the taser. He was not.
Slager was asked what the object was rolling behind him before he reached for Walter’s right hand. He answered “that would be the taser.”
Slager’s testimony for his ability not to recall what happened and why he did not follow procedure was “… my mind was like spaghetti.”
Slager never told anyone that he was tased.
The prosecution then questioned Slager about what he did with the taser after he had shot Walter Scott.
The prosecution asked Slager if he agreed that he had 18 use of force incidents in 4 years. There is more. Slager was cross-examined for about an hour.
November 29, 2016 – Part 3
The defense conducts re-direct of Slager.
November 29, 2016 – Part 4
The defense rested today. Subsequent videos from today and the rest of this week, including closing arguments, will be posted in the comment section.