Corrected, 11:58 a.m., on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Michael Slager’s lawyer, Andy Savage, just informed me five minutes ago of this development. This shows the power of the federal government to coerce defendants into guilty pleas.
This afternoon Michael Slager will enter a guilty plea to using excessive force in violation of 18 USC Section 242 as he attempted to arrest Walter Scott on April 4, 2015.
We hope that Michael’s acceptance of responsibility will help the Scott family as they continue to grieve their loss.
As a sentencing date has not yet been determined, we will refrain from further comment at this time.