04.10.15

Prior Excessive Force Allegation Could Have Saved Victim

Posted in Police Misconduct at 4:08 pm by kevin

North Carolina man says excessive force allegation about a police officer should have been taken more seriously and may have saved a life.

According to the Washington Times, “In September 2013, Mario Givens filed a complaint against North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager for allegedly slamming him on the ground, dragging him and using a stun gun on him as officers searched for a burglary suspect inside Mr. Givens‘ home, Reuters reported.

“The complaint was dismissed after a brief investigation, but Mr. Slager was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder of 50-year-old Scott, bringing renewed interest to Mr. Givens‘ case.”