Slager trial jury foreman had felony charge dropped


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The foreman of a jury that couldn’t come to a verdict in the murder trial of Michael Slager had a felony charge against him dropped.

A breach of trust charge was dropped against Dorsey Montgomery on November 17, nearly two years after he was arrested by North Charleston police,  according to court records.

Montgomery was the jury foreman in the murder trial of the former North Charleston police officer.

9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson sent News 2 the following statement:

A few points to make.  To say that the charges were dropped during the trial is a little misleading.   First, we, the Slager trial team, firewalled the identities of jurors from anyone outside of our team.  Mr. Corvey was never aware that he was assigned a case involving this or any other juror.  Second, all parties directly involved in the Slager matter were aware that the juror had pending charges in my office.  Finally, the resolution agreement for these charges was reached in November of 2015, a full year before this trial.  While the final paperwork was completed during the trial, the charges and the agreement to resolve the charges was completed well before anyone knew the juror would become a juror.  Again, no one in my office beyond the trial team is now or was then aware of the jurors’ identities.  We have taken great pains to protect jurors’ identities which included shielding them from anyone outside our team.

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