Ex-cop sues over representation

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the death of a black motorist is suing a police group saying the group failed to provide the legal representation he paid for under an insurance plan.

Attorneys for Michael Slager recently filed a federal breach of contract lawsuit against the Southern States Police Benevolent Association.

The suit alleges Slager, who’s charged in the killing of Walter Scott, was never provided the legal representation he was entitled to under his policy’s legal defense benefit.

The suit says that four days after the April shooting, the association said it would not provide the benefit because it determined Slager had committed an intentional and/or illegal act