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VIDEO: Brother of Walter Scott thankful for Feidin Santana

VIDEO: Brother of Walter Scott thankful for Feidin Santana

Rodney Scott, one of two brothers who spoke Tuesday following the guilty plea of the former police officer charged in their sibling's death, said he was thankful for the man who witnessed the deadly shooting and captured video on a cell phone.

"He did a heroic thing. He came forth," Rodney Scott said of Feidin Santana.

The video became viral and was spread around the world as news broke of a North Charleston police officer shooting a man several times in the back.

That officer, Michael Slager, pleaded guilty to use of excessive force in a hearing and will now avoid a federal trial and a state retrial on murder charges.

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Slager's sentencing has not yet been announced. He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

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