There is no way that Slager or the conspiracy theorists can lie their way out of this one… This video establishes the following;
Walter was already hit with the taser and likely knocked down by the taser just prior to the shooting.
- Walter’s hat on the ground
- Walter’s pants are somewhat pulled down
- Stun wires in Walter’s leg
- Cartridge case for the stun gun on the ground at the feet of Slager
Hi there. Santiago here.
As expected it didn’t take long for the conspiracy theorist to surface regarding the killing of Walter Scott and the arrest of Michael Slager for murder. The conspiracies range from hearing stories about a magical leaf that Slager dropped near Walter’s body, to hearing about an alleged ground attack by Walter Scott. Now we are hearing an outright lie claiming that Walter somehow tazed Slager.
I find it a bit disturbing that the blogs pushing this nonsense also forgot to mention the fact that Slager walked back to the area where he fired the shots that killed Walter, picked up the tazer, and brought it back over to Walters laid, and dropped it right next to Walters body.
But it doesn’t stop there. Based on the dashcam footage, we know that the tazer was deployed as Slager stated “Tazer, Tazer, Tazer.”
Slager did not say that Walter took his tazer until after he killed him.
Slager did not say at any point that Walter used the tazer on him. With at least 4 different audio recordings, Slager never once stated that he was tazed.