Police are investigating a possible death threat against former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager.
According to the Charleston Post and Courier graffiti, saying “Kill Slager” was in black paint on a building was discovered late last week on U.S. Highway 176 in Berkeley County.
Slager is facing murder charges in the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott. A video of the killing was taken by a witness on a cell phone and turned over to police. The shooting came after Scott fled a traffic stop, then struggled with the officer in a vacant lot a block away. A bystander’s cell phone video showed Slager began shooting at Scott after the other man fled again, hitting him in the back.
The shooting stirred racial tensions in the community, given that Slager is white and Scott was black.
Slager was released on $500,000 bail in January and is under house arrest. After he was released someone set fire to his former rental house in Hanahan. That crime was never solved.