Despite video evidence clearly showing the 50-year-old black man was shot and killed while fleeing, a mostly white jury couldn't agree to convict the white former cop who did the deed.
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.
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.
A black man from South Carolina, 35-year-old Julius Garnett Wilson, is filing a lawsuit against Officer Michael Slager and the North Charleston Police Department for tasing him back in August.
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.
Video surfaced Tuesday showing a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, firing eight times at an unarmed black suspect while the man fled with his back turned.