A now former South Carolina state trooper who was caught via his dash-cam shooting an unarmed Black man reaching for his license has plead guilty to assault and “battery of a high and aggravated nature.”
On Monday the ex trooper Sean Groubert decided to plead guilty after almost two years after he shot innocent Levar Jones. Groubert initially stopped Jones, 35, at a convenience store for a SEAT BELT violation. When Groubert asked Jones to get his license, the trooper decided to shoot him while he was getting his license. He then told Jones to get out the car.
In the video you can hear Jones saying “I just got my license,” soon after getting shot on his hip.
Groubert was fired and arrested in September 2014. Since he has been in custody and will remain in custody until sentencing. If convicted, Groubert could face up to 20 years in prison.