Ex-trooper Groubert to appear in court Monday in 2014 shooting of unarmed black man

-THE STATE, 12 MARCH 2016, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

After more than 18 months, the case of a former S.C. Highway Patrol trooper accused of shooting an unarmed black man outside Columbia during a traffic stop over a seat belt violation could be headed to court this week.

Although 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson has clamped a lid of secrecy over the case of former trooper Sean Groubert, multiple sources in South Carolina’s legal and law enforcement community have told The State newspaper Johnson’s prosecutors will call the case Monday or soon thereafter.

Groubert’s lawyer, Barney Giese, a former 5th Circuit solicitor, also had no comment. “I can only say it is pending,” Giese said recently. <Read More>