Audio Released of South Carolina Cop After Deadly Shooting — LISTEN!
In the moments after the fatal shooting of South Carolina resident Walter Scott, Officer Michael Slager can be heard laughing as his adrenaline was “pumping,” on an audio tape obtained and released by The Guardian.
On the recording, a voice reported to be Slager’s asks “What happens next?”
“Probably once they get you there, we’ll take you home,” the other officer said. “Take your crap off, take your vest off, kind of relax for two or three.”
“It’ll be real quick,” he continued. “They’re gonna tell you you’re gonna be out for a couple of days and you’ll come back and they’ll interview you then. They’re not going to ask you any kind of questions right now. They’ll take your weapon and we’ll go from there.
“By the time you get home, it would probably be a good idea to kind of jot down your thoughts on what happened. You know, once the adrenaline quits pumping.”
“It’s pumping,” Slager replied with a laugh.
Where was that adrenaline when he needed to run down the 50-year-old deadbeat father? Guess it wasn’t pumping enough to let him run ten feet and tackle the suspect from behind, but other than that, it sure was pumping. Authorities have not confirmed the authenticity of the recording, though a spokesperson for the investigating unit said it “appeared” Slager’s voice was the one on the tape.
Slager initially said he had shot Scott after the suspect reached for his taser. A subsequent cell phone video in fact showed Slager firing at Scott as he fled, and later appearing to plant a taser next to his body. Many have called for the second officer on the scene to be charged as an accomplice.
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