A former South Carolina Freeway Patrol trooper who shot an unarmed man throughout a visitors cease in 2014 has been sentenced to greater than three years in jail.
Circuit Decide Casey Manning on Tuesday sentenced Sean Groubert to 5 years in jail and three years of probation for capturing Levar Jones within the hip after stopping him for a seat belt violation in Columbia.
Groubert was given credit score for 17 months he served after pleading responsible to aggravated assault and battery final yr. Dashcam video exhibits Groubert shot Jones as he reached into his truck to get his driver’s license.
Groubert stated he thought Jones was getting a gun.
Groubert is white and Jones is black.
Groubert apologized, saying that he made a mistake and Jones did nothing fallacious.