The police officer who shot and killed North Charleston, S.C., resident Walter Scott laughed about the adrenaline rush he experienced immediately after the shooting while talking to a senior officer, The Guardian reports.
The news site obtained the recording of the discussion, in which the senior officer can be heard telling Michael Slager to jot down his thoughts on the shooting “once the adrenaline quits pumping.”
“It’s pumping,” Slager replies, chuckling, to which the other officer chimes in, “Oh yeah. Oh yeah.”
According to The Guardian, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry indicated that the person in the recording appears to be Slager, but said, “I have not been able to independently confirm it.”
In the recording, the senior officer can be heard telling Slager that he would not be brought in for questioning immediately, and that “it’ll be real quick.”
“They’re going to tell you you’re going to be out for a couple of days and you’ll come back and they’ll interview you then,” the senior officer continues. “They’re not going to ask you any kind of questions right now. They’ll take your weapon and we’ll go from there. That’s pretty much it.”
Read more at The Guardian.