Taser revelations, judge’s shutting of court add latest wrinkles in Walter Scott case
SOURCE: The Post and Courier- October 22, 2016, Andrew Knapp | Read entire article Deception, secrecy, lies. And videotape. Those are fast becoming prominent themes in the shooting death of Walter Scott — from the initial questioning of the North Charleston...
Change of venue sought in S.C. police shooting death case
SOURCE: United press International - October 19, 2016, Ed Adamczyk | Read entire article CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Michael Slager, a former North Charleston, S.C., police officer facing murder charges for fatally shooting a man, requested...
Scott’s alleged ‘violent tendencies’ emerging as key issue in Slager trial
SOURCE: The Post and Courier- October 12, 2016, Andrew Knapp | Read entire article If Walter Scott had waited another moment before jumping out of his car, the North Charleston patrolman who chased him down would have learned he had “violent tendencies” and...
Charleston gets approval for “homeless court” pilot project
Along with other lawyers, judges, and city employees, Savage Law attorney Scott Bischoff joins the Charleston Homeless Court Implementation Committee responsible for setting up a special municipal court for the homeless.
Attorney Scott Bischoff Presents at ABA Homelessness and Poverty Community Roundtable
Savage Law attorney, Scott Bischoff, will collaborate with others at an ABA anti-poverty roundtable on Friday, October 14, 2016. The goal of the program- Collaborate to Advocate: Lawyers & Communities Working to End Poverty- is to identify and promote best legal practices for…
In ‘serious’ Michael Slager case, deputies will deliver jury summonses, ‘gain compliance’
SOURCE: The Post and Courier- September 20, 2016, Andrew Knapp | Read entire article In an unusual move, sheriff’s deputies have been tasked with hand-delivering summonses to 500 prospective jurors before the murder trial of former North Charleston police officer...
Defense Attorneys for Officer Michael Slager State Chance to Interview Video Producer Critical
Attorneys for the former police officer state they been denied a chance to speak with Feidin Santana, the man who filmed the altercations with Officer Slager and Walter Scott. Attorneys Don McCune and Andy Savage argued that it preventing them fully investigating the case before trial. Santana, a native of the Dominican Republic, has slipped out of the public eye after doing interviews on national TV.
Charleston Lawyer Andy Savage at Center of Debate
Attorney Andy Savage currently represents the three survivors and families of five parishioners who died in the AME church shooting and is also suing the federal government over the sale of the gun used in the case. He is also defending officer Michael Slager against both the state of SC and the federal government.
42,000 officers asked to join lawsuit after police group drops Michael Slager from legal coverage
Police officers in South Carolina and eight other states could join a class-action lawsuit in hopes of getting back the money they spent to fend off allegations of misconduct. The suit, filed in state court in Charleston, came after the Southern States Police Benevolent Association refused to pay an attorney to represent former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager. Many in law enforcement have been said to have become unhappy over the association’s decision not to cover Slager in his pending murder case.
Attorney blames Roof, Slager trial conflicts on federal court’s leapfrogging
SOURCE: The Post and Courier- June 15, 2016 | Read full article on postandcourier.com here Andy Savage, attorney for several victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting, speaks outside U.S. District Court after a hearing earlier this month for Dylann Roof. A federal...
Ex-officer Michael Slager makes own plea for bail as judge again holds back decision
Charleston Post and Courier - September 11, 2015 http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150911/PC16/150919889
Report: Ex-officer ‘upset’ with Walter Scott video
Report: Ex-officer ‘upset’ that Walter Scott video doesn’t tell his side; activists fight bail Charleston Post and Courier - September 9, 2015 http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150909/PC16/150909345
Meet the lawyer representing Dylann Roof’s victims and the cop who shot Walter Scott
SOURCE: The Washington Post | Read entire article CHARLESTON, S.C. — A dozen boxes stacked up next to a window in Andrew Savage’s downtown office are labeled “al-Marri” — that is, Ali Saleh Mohammad Kahlah al-Marri, a Qatari man who was accused of being an al-Qaeda...
South Carolina officer’s lawyer embraces infamous cases
SOURCE: Lawyer Herald, April 12, 2015 | Read entire article When a South Carolina policeman was acquitted of manslaughter after beating a suspect to death in 1987 in a station house, his lawyer was Andy Savage, who has built his reputation on taking cases many...
Michael Slager’s New Lawyer, Andy Savage, Has Defended Killer Cops Before
SOURCE: Huffington Post, by Letitia Stein and Colleen Jenkins | Read entire article April 10 (Reuters) - When a South Carolina policeman was acquitted of manslaughter after beating a suspect to death in 1987 in a station house, his lawyer was Andy Savage, who has...