TOPSHOTS A placard is tied to a fence outside the vacant lot where Walter Scott, the 50-year-old man who was fired at eight times was killed as he ran away from an officer after a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina on April 8, 2015. Police officer Michael Slager,33, who fatally shot Scott in the US city of North Charleston has been fired after he was charged with murder, the mayor said. Speaking at a highly charged press conference frequently interrupted by residents angered at America's latest high-profile police killing of a black man, Mayor Keith Summey said the city had moved quickly to fire the officer after Saturday's shooting. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS A placard is tied to a fence outside the vacant lot where Walter Scott, the 50-year-old man who was fired at eight times was killed as he ran away from an officer after a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina on April 8, 2015. Police officer Michael Slager,33, who fatally shot Scott in the US city of North Charleston has been fired after he was charged with murder, the mayor said. Speaking at a highly charged press conference frequently interrupted by residents angered at America's latest high-profile police killing of a black man, Mayor Keith Summey said the city had moved quickly to fire the officer after Saturday's shooting. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images JIM WATSON AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS A placard is tied to a fence outside the vacant lot where Walter Scott, the 50-year-old man who was fired at eight times was killed as he ran away from an officer after a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina on April 8, 2015. Police officer Michael Slager,33, who fatally shot Scott in the US city of North Charleston has been fired after he was charged with murder, the mayor said. Speaking at a highly charged press conference frequently interrupted by residents angered at America's latest high-profile police killing of a black man, Mayor Keith Summey said the city had moved quickly to fire the officer after Saturday's shooting. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images JIM WATSON AFP/Getty Images

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