The payout for the death of the unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer was the largest pre-lawsuit settlement in the history of South Carolina and one of the largest in the United States, the family's lawyer said.
The Charleston County prosecutor presented the three attempted murder charges to correspond with the number of injured survivors from the June 17 shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Michael Slager faces 30 years to life for the April 4 shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who fled after Slager pulled him over for a broken tail light.
In the audio recording, officer Michael Slager can be heard telling a fellow officer his adrenaline is "pumping."
The calls come as police release dashcam footage showing Scott fleeing his Mercedes at a traffic stop, moments before officer Michael Slager fatally shoots him.
Michael Slager has been charged with murder for fatally shooting at Scott eight times as he ran away from the officer.