Walter Scott’s family and supporters urged calm after a jury failed to reach a verdict in the trial of former police officer Michael Slager. Here Judy Scott, center, Walter Scott’s mother, is comforted by her son, Rodney Scott, as attorneys Chris Stewart, left, and Justin Bamberg discuss the mistrial.
Walter Scott’s family and supporters urged calm after a jury failed to reach a verdict in the trial of former police officer Michael Slager. Here Judy Scott, center, Walter Scott’s mother, is comforted by her son, Rodney Scott, as attorneys Chris Stewart, left, and Justin Bamberg discuss the mistrial. Mic Smith AP
Walter Scott’s family and supporters urged calm after a jury failed to reach a verdict in the trial of former police officer Michael Slager. Here Judy Scott, center, Walter Scott’s mother, is comforted by her son, Rodney Scott, as attorneys Chris Stewart, left, and Justin Bamberg discuss the mistrial. Mic Smith AP

Cindi Ross Scoppe

December 10, 2016 5:00 PM

Why we shouldn’t be surprised by muted reaction to Slager mistrial

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