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SC EX-POLICEMAN'S MURDER TRIAL OPENS WITH JURY SELECTION


The murder trial of a former South Carolina policeman who shot an unarmed black motorist last year opened on Monday with jury selection, putting the national spotlight back on a case that triggered national concerns about racial bias in law enforcement. Michael Slager, a white North Charleston police officer, was arrested and charged with murder in April 2015 when a bystander's cellphone video emerged that showed him firing eight times at the back of Walter Scott, who was fleeing from him. Slager, now 34, pleaded not guilty and was released from jail on bond in early January.

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