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Part 1

In total, the jury in the Slager trial deliberated for 22 hours. They were sent back for further deliberations multiple times but in the end, there was one juror holdout who prevented the jury from reaching a consensus and a mistrial was declared. The trial ended on December 5, 2016.

The video below covers the judge declaring a mistrial and the attorneys addressing the jurors.

After the mistrial was declared, a retrial was scheduled to begin in August 2017. However, Slager was charged on the federal level with violating Walter Scott’s civil rights, unlawful use of a weapon, and obstruction of justice. In May 2017, he accepted a plea deal for deprivation of rights under color of law and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. To date, Slager has appealed his sentence twice but it has been upheld both times.

You can read the case details of the federal charges below:


For this discussion, you will discuss the government introducing charges at the federal level that can be use to convict a suspect in the event that they are not convicted at the state level.

In your initial post, research and include information about the following:

  • How do federal charges differ from state charges?
  • What does “under the color of law” mean and how does that apply in this case.
    • Look at the 1983 Action – Federal Civil Rights statute
  • What is your opinion about the fairness of pursuing federal charges when someone is not convicted at the state level?
  • Are there any issues with this approach and the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment?
  • What are other examples of the federal government filing charges when a state fails to convict?

Part 2 – Reflect: Happily Ever After!

As a leader, self-reflection is critical. Listening, growing, and developing should all be part of your strategic goal for success. Revisit your evolve reflection from Module 1 where you answered the following questions:

  • What did you learn about yourself?
  • Where do you see your strengths on which you could perhaps mentor a colleague?
  • Where would you like to strengthen your skillset?
  • What are some steps you can take to improve your skillset?
  • How do your answers differ now from when the course began?
  • How will you use what you learned in this course in your professional and or personal life?
  • Share what interactions, resources, and activities helped you to meet the goals of this course, and how they helped. Include links and images to these experiences.

Part 2 – Please submit in a Powerpoint presentation format using template below

Another benefit we see from succession planning we spoke about in module 6, is the ability to identify individuals’ job duties and skills that may be shared across a department or unit. As many discover during a crisis, and especially evident at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, determining who is essential and must come to work and who is not, is of utmost importance. Making these determinations is often done quickly and without much forethought when an emergency strikes. Organizations can benefit from preparing not only plans for their employees to go remote, but a systematic way to determine which employees are essential and must be at the organization in person to perform their duties.

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Part 1: Create Your Own Branching Scenario

You have completed three branching scenarios in this course. Now it is time to create your own! Using the template provided below, which is similar to the scenario in Module 5, create a branching scenario decision tree to determine who is an essential worker in an organization. You may choose your own organization or one you have an interest in. Your work should end with a decision: essential or not.

Once you have created your branching scenario, post it to the discussion board, with a brief description of the type of organization it was created for.

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