Walter Scott Shooting Update – SLED Agent Fired After Exposing Sketchy Investigation Adverse To Officer Michael Slager…

Walter Scott deblurredThis is interesting and deserves being back on the radar.  In South Carolina the prosecution of Officer Michael Slager (Walter Scott Shooting) continues.

In a remarkable similarity to the fraudulent prosecutorial investigation of State Attorney Angela Corey in the ’12/’13 Zimmerman case, in South Carolina another rogue and racially inspired prosecution appears to be heading down a similar path adverse to Officer Slager.

Despite defense requesting “preservation of evidence”, and despite a judges order affirming the presentation, the State of South Carolina prosecutorial team shipped the Taser out of state without trying to protect DNA evidence:

[…]  Court documents filed this week show that SLED shipped Slager’s Taser to Taser International in Arizona for examination — the day after a judge ordered all evidence be preserved for Savage’s independent group of investigators to survey.

During a phone conversation with the solicitor’s office, SLED, and Taser on Dec. 2, representatives of Taser International said that there was no microscopic study of the Taser while it was in the company’s possession, nor did they know of the court’s order to preserve evidence.

During the company’s examination, the forensics team in Arizona also did not make any attempts to preserve DNA or fingerprints.

“We have never handled the devices in such a way to make any attempts to preserve any fingerprints or DNA evidence,” attorney Mike Brave said during the phone call. “Therefore, the device was obviously handled to receive it, unpackage it, test it, repackage it, et cetera, with no thought of preserving or keeping any track or testing for any fingerprint or DNA. (more)

Of course this is an essential element to a specific point we have covered before.  Walter Scott struggling with officer Slager for several minutes, and then using the taser against Slager.  According to earlier reports, Slagers’ shirt showed evidence of taser marks.

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To complicate matters an investigator named Almon Brown within the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was fired after he revealed on Facebook that investigators were up to some sketchy business and the state prosecution’s case against Slager was seriously “flawed”.

In another similarity to the Zimmerman case, investigator Almon Brown appears to have been given the dispatch, for the same reason, as Ben Kruidbos was in 2013.

In the Zimmerman case Angela Corey’s office fired their Chief Information Officer because Kruidbos exposed their scheme to hide exculpatory evidence which supported Zimmerman’s defense.  It sounds like Almon Brown represented the same risk in South Carolina.

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82 Responses to Walter Scott Shooting Update – SLED Agent Fired After Exposing Sketchy Investigation Adverse To Officer Michael Slager…

  1. mickie says:

    Please pray for officer Slager. He’s really going to need it! This shit makes me crazy mad!!!!!!

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    • I have been so upset by what is happening to Officer Slager. I live in SC and everyone seems to be letting him slowly rot in jail, not letting him out of jail since the day this happened, not to even be with his wife who gave birth shortly after the incident. The judge said, “no bail, because he is a danger to the community”….what?? Slager is a trained police officer, the judge is black , not that has anything to do with it!! But the officer in NY who shot the knife carrying black guy 16 times was let out on a million plus bail, why not let Slager out?? He is being set up. Does anyone know if he has a good lawyer.

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      • knotpeesea says:

        how can he be a danger to the community if he is a) police officer and b) hasn’t even been tried yet?!! innocence until proven guilty this is disgusting in the most severe way!!!!

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        • He’s obviously a danger to the community because Black Lives Matter says he is!!

          He’s so getting railroaded. To not allow him to be released from jail (they could have ankled monitored him) to be with his wife at the birth of their child is, in itself, damned well criminal – and yes, disgusting!!

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          • mike says:

            They are going to owe Slager a lot of money when this blows up in their faces as a political prosecution and persecution. The prosecutor sounds like an ambitious hypocrite, eager to trample Justice in the pursuit of “winning” and scoring race points.

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  2. coldsnap says:

    No justice, no peace.

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  3. This is also reminiscent of the shady way that Trayvon’s phone was removed from the FDLE evidence vault and sent to Perry Kuhl in CA. These prosecutors are up to a LOT of shady dealings these days,

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    • I honestly believe the prosecutors are consulting one another or DoJ is directing and coordinating these prosecutions. Too many instances of coincidence across the board to be anything else. Even destroying evidence has become Standard Procedure with these governmental predators.

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  4. Ziiggii says:

    This is serious!

    Does the fact that the taser was not preserved give Defense a much stronger case to throw out the charges? ie = “good news”?

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  5. lastConservinIllinois? says:

    The way I read it (if this were a sane world anymore) is that the prosecution just blew their case.

    Slager’s attorneys should go aggressive with this, no?
    Ask for an immediate dismissal of all charges due to intentional evidence tampering by prosecution?
    And sanctions against prosecutors.

    What am I missing?

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    • …And sanctions against prosecutors…

      In a sane world, sure. But how well did that play out in Debra Nelson’s courtroom?

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    • Ziiggii says:

      If the Defense can prove that the taser was a cornerstone for their case I would think they would be able to have the case dropped; at the very least over turned on appeal! Since we know that the Judge may be one of those activist on the bench it may not work until appeal process. Good news for Slager, but may take a little longer than he and his Defense Team may want.

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      • nivico says:

        Look at poor Theodore Wafer (Renisha McBride)… the police department in that case didn’t even bother to secure the crime scene or collect evidence until 9 days after the fact and then it was conducted by an officer with no substantive training in crime scene investigation. He even gave the items found on Renisha back to her family rather than placing them in evidence!

        And in the Zimmerman case, the crime scene investigator released the crime scene before daylight and before a proper search was conducted. It wasn’t until a week later that Serino went back and discovered the discarded slim jim in the bushes. Imagine how little traction the Skittles narrative would have gotten if they had found the discarded burglary tool that night and could have linked it to Trayvon.

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      • cohibadad says:

        Maybe that is the prosecutions way of saving face. “He only got off because of a loophole, like OJ blood sample handling loss of chain of custody.”

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      The “special” judge.

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  6. hocuspocus13 says:

    Mistrial

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  7. The acronym LEO is being used a lot in different threads. Do a favor, what does it stand for?

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  8. kinthenorthwest says:

    All of these crazy screwy investigations into black shootings has gone bat shit crazy in this country.
    Still trying to figure out when they will start doing something about all the shootings in America by blacks

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  9. Ziiggii says:

    Is there documentation of SLED agents FB post that I may have missed in previous threads? I’d like to read his take on the investigation side.

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  10. jackphatz says:

    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20151203/PC16/151209822/sled-agent-who-worked-on-walter-scott-case-fired-after-facebook-post

    Pretty much boils down to this, the last paragraph:

    But 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said in a filing Thursday that all known evidence on the Taser had been preserved. And because Slager was captured on the cellphone video touching Scott after the shooting, then picking up the Taser and dropping it near Scott’s body, the value of any DNA evidence on the stun gun would be minimal.

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    • Saying all evidence was preserved is not the same as doing it. I can imagine tests which could prove things happening off-video, which I will wager were not performed.

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    • Ziiggii says:

      So Prosecutors will argue in trial that any DNA of Scott’s found on the taser could have only been there because Slager put Scott in cuffs then “touched” the taser to move it closer. NVM, that there may be multiple sets of taser wire that they are all wrapped up in AND that Scott needed to detained even while having been shot.

      Pretty weak IMHO. The only way that argument would work is to know the location of Scott’s DNA on the taser (ie. Only on the grip not on any other surfaces).

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      • Doodahdaze says:

        If his DNA was there, it was there.

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      • QuadGMoto says:

        It seems to me that if DNA was transferred, it would only appear in a few spots and would be mixed with Slager’s. But if Scott actually held the Taser there would be a much more significant transfer. Scott’s fingerprints and palm print should also be found on it where they would not be under the “transfer” theory.

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        • Ziiggii says:

          good article on “touch DNA” – it may be a little to science for some.
          http://www.forensicmag.com/articles/2012/06/touch-dna-analysis-using-literature-help-answer-some-common-questions

          FTA:

          Is it possible to tell who handled an item last or most?
          Due to the variable nature of DNA transfer, it is generally not possible to determine who might have handled an item last or most. For example, just because one person’s DNA profile is more prevalent on an item like a cell phone, does not necessarily mean that they must have handled the phone last. In addition, it does not mean that the phone must be theirs because more of their DNA is present. It could simply mean that one of the factors that tend to increase the amount of DNA transferred (as discussed above) is in play. In fact, three studies have discussed instances wherein the person who touched an object transferred someone else’s DNA to the object.

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        • Jason says:

          My understanding is that you can do one, but not both. DNA test or fingerprints, but the process of testing for one or the other basically makes it so you can’t test for the other type. The fact that neither appears to have been tested for is shameful, especially the day after the evidence was requested to be preserved.

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      • treepersrock says:

        jackphatz ~ (art tart) I read that article, it certainly didn’t seem fair, Slager had been paying monthly for the policy. If Slager should run out of money, I hope Savage isn’t allowed to leave Slager’s case.

        Sundance is spot on as always in citing other cases we’ve seen where Prosecutors have been dishonest, I didn’t think anyone could top Corey until Mosby appeared.

        Slager’s wife gave an interview defending him. She admitted Slager’s “original statements were different than the video showed, but that he was in shock.”

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3285493/My-husband-right-shoot-Walter-Scott-innocent-wife-Michael-Slager-cop-shot-black-man-Charleston-breaks-silence-says-officer-acted-self-defense.html

        Walter Scott’s family has received 6.5 million in a settlement from the City in this case, as well as Freddy Gray’s family before the defendants have been to trial. I find it just another reason why these trials needs to be moved.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265873/South-Carolina-family-receive-6-5million-payout-black-man-fatally-shot-running-white-cop.html

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        • Jason says:

          I can’t find it readily but there was a release a bit ago (month of two) from SLED that gave insight into the possible ‘statement different than video’. My read was that Slager had initial said Scott was in front of him and thought he posed a threat and he ended up firing.

          His (union appointed) lawyer intervened, took Slager into the hall/outside the room for a bit and when Slager came back in he said Scott was advancing towards him when he started firing.

          There may have been more that seemed questionable, but that was the only item I saw in the release. Easy to see after the fact that Scott didn’t advance just before Slager shot, but I’m sure in the heat of the moment it’d be easy to think he might have and in that moment made the decision to fire. Also could have been Slager didn’t really belive Scott advanced and was telling his actual recollection, then changed after the chat outside of the room.

          Just can’t believe he’s been locked away in solitary confinement since the incident. I pray this gets resolved quickly and he can be back with his wife and newborn.

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          • treepersrock says:

            Jason ~ I remember reading the Prosecutor had said “Slager tried to plant evidence w/the taser,” I think it was at the bail hearing in which Slager was denied bail. We may be thinking of the same article, the link was on the last thread about Slager. Slager’s statements about the taser according to the Prosecutor seem to be in direct conflict w/what the video showed & we don’t know what else because Slager’s statements haven’t been released. It’s hard to believe that Slager was denied bail.

            Slager is now on his 3 rd attorney, his present Attorney Savage could have appealed the denial of bail for Slager but he didn’t. Why? I’m disappointed, I had hoped Slager would have been given a reasonable bail after it was appealed but I’ve read nothing that indicates Savage even appealed it. I agree, it’s sad that Slager hasn’t even gotten to hold his new baby who is now 6 months old & he’s locked away in solitary. These cases drag on but the case is supposed to be tried in 2016.

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  11. Veritas says:

    You guys do a fantastic job in reporting! If only our representatives, law enforcement and the media had half your brillance.

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  12. Jason says:

    SLED agent who worked on Walter Scott case fired after Facebook post

    A state agent who investigated the North Charleston police shooting of Walter Scott has been fired after he posted on Facebook about prosecutors’ “flawed” case in an unnamed homicide probe, an official stated in court documents filed this week.
    http://ht.ly/38DmQr

    Michael Slager’s wife tells reporter Walter Scott shooting justified

    Jamie Slager told the website’s reporter that the video did not show Scott, 50, wrestling with the officer and using his Taser.

    “I just know that the Taser was used on him. He did not have it at the time. Scott had it and it was used on him,” according to the Daily Mail. “There were Taser marks on my husband’s work shirt.’
    http://www.abcnews4.com/story/30634810/michael-slagers-wife-tells-newspaper-walter-scott-shooting-justified

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    • Ziiggii says:

      Brown has served as an expert on a federal committee on bloodstain analysis, according to a Commerce Department website. He also has been the second vice president for the South Carolina division of the International Association for Identification, a group of forensic scientists.

      Those are some pretty impressive credentials for someone to be “acting improperly” on an investigation and for that to be grounds for dismissal!

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    • treepersrock says:

      jason ~ (art tart) Sorry, I was reading the comments from the top & posted 2 links, one on an interview Slager’s wife did w/the Daily Mail & the other about Slager’s Attorney’s bills being paid. THEN! I see where you posted this about the interterview, thanks.

      I remain concerned that Savage may leave the case since the legal bills are no longer being paid. It may be difficult for Slager’s family to come up w/the money needed, I would be disappointed if Slager wound up w/a public defendeder.

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    • Ziiggii says:

      pictures from Daily Mail:

      FBI enhanced from video – Scott on top of Slager

      FBI enhanced – Scott/Slager struggle

      Slager Uniform – inside red circle is blood claimed by defense (unknown who’s)

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  13. oldiadguy says:

    Very interesting photos, especially the photo of the shirt and the splash of blood. However, look up and to the left of the blood evidence, just below what looks to be the collar and across from the word Motorola. Do I see two small punctures in his shirt? If so, the left most puncture looks like it was torn outward. Is this the location where Slager was supposed to have been Tasered? It is in the area the Taser wire was coming from in the photo of Scott running away. There also appears to be another small hole in his shirt below and to the right of the blood splash, about a half to three quarters inch from the pocket seam.

    If the damage to the shirt is caused by a Taser dart, I can’t understand why Savage isn’t waving this photo around in front of the press. Or then again, it could be that Slager’s shirt has numerous small holes. Time will tell.

    This would have been an interesting case to have been involved in.

    Take Care

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    • Ziiggii says:

      Like this?

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      • oldiadguy says:

        Actually, the second hole I was referring to is just below the number 4. When I enlarged the photo and saw quite a few small holes in his shirt. I would like to know if the PD still uses flares as some of the holes look like they could have been small burn holes. I had similar holes in my shirts after bad handling accidents on the highway and using flares to direct traffic. However, #4 definitely looks like something that had been stuck in the shirt was pulled out, thus causing the damage we see.

        Interesting.

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    • treepersrock says:

      oldiadguy ~ (art tart) I had just always assumed Slager was possibly shot w/a taser dart because of the altercation Walker/Slager had we see on the video. Even if Slager was shot w/the taser dart which I assume he was, isn’t the question that Scott didn’t have the taser gun as he was running away from Slager & Slager’s life wasn’t in danger?

      Does a taser shot to the chest cause shock? Slager’s wife said “Slager was in shock when he gave his accounting of what happened as to the reason Slager’s story differed from what the video showed.” Could Slager have been in shock from the shooting as to what she was referring to? I can say personally, I’d be in shock if I shot a gun several times killing sommeone, but I am not LE. Thanks!

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      • oldiadguy says:

        treepersrock.

        I am still not positive that Slager was hit with the Taser, even after finding the holes in his shirt. Let me explain, if Slager had been shot with his Taser, then the darts should have penetrated tee shirt, his skin or his body armor, and there should have been corresponding holes in his tee shirt, body armor cover, body armor insert or injury to his skin. I have not heard or read anyone say this is the case.

        Had Slager been shot with the Taser, the darts were embedded in his skin and the Taser was activated, I doubt if Slager could have acted as he did in the video as it would take several minutes to recover from the effects of the shock.

        If the Taser darts embedded themselves in his body armor, Slager would have received some kind of shock, depending on the type of soft body armor he was wearing, as some body armor protects the wearer from Taser shocks. If this occurred, as I stated above, there should be corresponding holes in the body armor cover and the soft body armor insert’s membrane. Again, I have not heard anyone claim this is the case.

        Also, remember we have not yet seen either of Slager’s statements about the shooting. Only Slager can explain his justification for taking the actions he did. Savage can’t do it, Slager’s wife can’t do it. treepers can’t do it, only Slager can give his justification for shooting Scott. I suspect that Slager’s statements are inconsistent with both the physical evidence and the video. Savage’s prior statements indicates same.

        There is no way for me to know if Slager was in shock from shooting Scott. With that being said, I am disturbed way what I see in the video in regards to Slager’s actions immediately after the shooting. I won’t go into detail, but there is a reason why so many experienced LEO’s who have seen the video are saying this is a bad shooting.

        While I believe it is a bad shooting, it does not necessarily make it Murder 1st or even criminal. I believe the prosecutor overcharged in this case, but as it does in all criminal cases, the jury will be the final deciders of fact on whether Slager’s actions were criminal or not. Time will tell.

        Take Care

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  14. treepersrock says:

    This article uses Officer Slager’s case as one of the examples as well as the Officer’s in South La. murdering the 6 yr. old autistic child:

    Number Of U.S. Police Officers Charged With Murder Or Manslaughter For On-Duty Shootings Tripled in 2015

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/211821-2/211821/

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  15. e.g.g. says:

    More kangaroo courts under this administration.

    We will not survive another year. More LEO’s will be thrown in prison on bogus charges.

    If Trump gets elected POTUS I would hope he gives pardons to police officers who were railroaded.

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  16. Jett Black says:

    LE gave this prosecution a poison pill. Spoliation of substantial exculpatory evidence is good cause to quash the prosecution. Well played, LEOs.

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  17. You can see a gun in Scott’s hand pointed at Officer Slager when he opens the door of his car and Slager tells him to get back in the car.

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    • treepersrock says:

      Char Char Binks ~ It has never been reported that Scott had a gun but more importantly, there was never a gun found in Scott’s possession, in the car or the area around where Slager chased Scott.

      Slager didn’t even know the video was being made according to Slager’s wife & the dash cam was on recording Scott’s car w/the other person sitting in it.

      This would be a revelation for all of us following this case closely, please produce the link that shows the gun. I think you are possibly mistaken. If it was true, the gun would have been found & Slager never claimed Scott had a gun.

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      • I did a screen grab of the video, but I can’t seem to post the pic (I’m not the most tech-savvy). If you check the dash cam video at about 1:40 to 1:45, you can see, through the back window of the Mercedes, Scott handling SOMETHING in his car, and it looks exactly like someone racking the slide of an automatic. You can see SOMETHING in his right hand after he opens the door at 1:55, and he points it at Slager until he’s discovered and Slager tells him to get back in the car. Scott quickly covers whatever object is in his hand until he’s fully back in the car at 1:59.

        Slager never claimed Scott had a gun because he never saw it. That the gun was never recovered is probably because the passenger ditched it between the time Slager ran after Scott and the other officer showed up to question him.

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      • I know I’m not the only one who saw this. I believe I got the idea from someone on this site. Does no one else see this?

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        • It does look to me like he has something in his right hand that he slips into an in-door compartment before he gets back in the vehicle, Char. It did look to me, though, something more like a hand-sized.38 rather than a weapon with a slide – but it could also have been a long wallet. There does remain the aspect that the car and the area around the vehicle were searched and no gun was found.

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  18. DeeBee says:

    Ok, regardless of all the mishandling of evidence… regardless if he had the taser and tried to tase the police officer… WHY is it ok that the guy was RUNNING AWAY and MS shot him multiple times in the back? WHY is that OK? The rest of this doesn’t even matter unless you can somehow prove MS’s life was in danger and I just do NOT see it. I feel horrible for him, I hate to see a young rot in jail… but this was a fatal mistake and he will have to pay for it. What is it you guys all see that I am obviously missing???? HOW was his life in danger??

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