Audio seems to reveal officer laughing after fatal shooting of Walter Scott

Michael Slager Heard Laughing After Fatal Shooting Of Walter Scott
Michael Slager Heard Laughing After Fatal Shooting Of Walter Scott


A chilling new audio clip that surfaced over the weekend purportedly shows the police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott earlier this month laughing nervously about the incident shortly after it occurred.

In the new recording published by The Guardian, Slager can be heard apparently getting advice from another officer and laughing about an adrenaline rush minutes following the April 4 South Carolina fatal shooting that has sparked national outrage.

The senior officer urges Slager to write down his recollection of the incident in the clip. "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," the unnamed officer is heard saying.

Slager seems to laugh as he replies, "It's pumping."



North Charleston police have not yet commented on the audio.

According to the newspaper, Slager's conversation was picked up by his police cruiser's dashboard camera, which recorded the early moments of the incident when Slager pulled Scott over. The shooting was captured on cellphone video as well, which led to Slager's arrest.

Slager has been fired and has been charged with murder in the incident.

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