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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Audio has been released of the moments after the fatal Walter Scott shooting last week, and it’s not looking good for Officer Michael Slager.

The audio appears to show Slager laughing just moments after he shot Scott in the back multiple times. It begins with Slager asking his fellow officer “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,” he added. “You know, once the adrenaline quits pumping.”

“It’s pumping,” Slager replied with a laugh.

Slager probably wouldn’t have been laughing if he knew that the shooting had been captured on a video that would quickly go viral, and that he would likely be spending the rest of his life in prison.

What do you think Slager’s punishment should be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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