A former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the April shooting an unarmed black man in the back will remain jailed, according to a court order.
Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, 33, has been denied bond. He is charged with killing Walter Scott, 50, following an April traffic stop for a broken taillight.
Circuit Judge Clifton Newman issued an order Monday afternoon saying that evidence presented Thursday from 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson concerning whether Slager would pose a flight risk was "persuasive," The Post and Courier reported.
"The court finds that release of Defendant would constitute an unreasonable danger to the community, and the request for release on bond should be denied," the news organization reported the order read.
Contributing: Associated Press