>> I so declare that this case is mistried.>> A judge in South Carolina declaring a mistrial Monday in the murder case of Michael Slager. The jury, which had deliberated over four days, saying it's deadlocked on whether or not the ex-police officer committed murder when he shot Walter Scott in the back as he ran away, an act that was captured in this cellphone video.
shows Slager firing eight times at 50-year-old Scott after he fled a traffic stop in April of last year. Reuters correspondent Letitia Stein.>> This was a dramatic end to a court case in which the jury of 11 white people and 1 black person deliberated for four days after hearing some four weeks of testimony.
Prosecutors said that they do intend to try to try the case again.>> The fight isn't over, that was round one.>> The jury had indicated on Friday that there was one hold-out keeping them from a conviction. However, on Monday they told the judge that now a majority were undecided.
It's unclear exactly what happened and whether the jury was preparing to consider murder charges or a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.>> The video of Scott's death further fueled national outrage over the excessive and sometimes deadly force taken by white police officers against unarmed black men.