Michael Slager is charged in the death of Walter Scott, who Slager pulled on April 4, 2015, for a broken taillight. Defense attorney Andy Savage requested the trial be moved to Pickens County because of media saturation in the Charleston area. http://richadrianfisher.pdxrwa.org/2016/11/02/considering-reasonable-secrets-in-curriculum-vitae/Still to be decided is whether a cell-phone video of the shooting taken by a witness will be allowed in the trial. The defense does not want it shown because it does not show Slager’s point of view and is unfair in that it portrays Slager as having theintent to kill, which they say was not so. Late Wednesday afternoon, the judge decided that point will be addressed when it is introduced into the trial. MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch live footage from the courtroom . The judge first heard the defenses request for the murder charge to be dropped based on double jeopardy. Slagers attorneys claimed state and federal authorities worked together to try to convict Slager, and his attorneys said he cannot be tried twice for the same crime. Judge Clifton Newman denied the motion, saying Slager has been afforded all the due process afforded by the laws of South Carolina. And he ruled that to dismiss the indictment based on grounds of double jeopardy, he would have to “overrule well-established doctrine.” In arguing for a change of venue, Savage calledwitness Alicia Ward to the stand, who testified the media has not shown the entire video of the shooting incident. Ward said one big issue is every time there is a police shooting, many media outlets bring up the Scott shooting. Ward, a social media researcher and tracker and public relations expert, was hired by the defense team.
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