Senator Scott Statement on Mistrial Decision in Michael Slager Case

WASHINGTON, DC -Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after the judge declared a mistrial in the murder trial of former North Charleston police officer, Michael Slager:

“This is a very delicate and vulnerable time for our South Carolina family. I can understand and sympathize with the frustration and heightened emotions that some folks are experiencing after today’s decision was announced. But we must continue to have faith in our judicial system. There is going to be another trial in the state with a different jury and there is also a federal process that will serve as an additional check and balance. There is no question the lack of verdict has left many unanswered questions, but I ask we remain mindful of the process. I will continue to pray for peace and unity as we, as a community, cope with the aftermath of the decision.”