former South Carolina state trooper Sean Groubert will serve five years in jail for shooting and injuring an unarmed black driver during a 2014 traffic stop. Groubert shot motorist Levar Jones after stopping him for not wearing a seat belt. video of the incident showed Jones with his hands up as he was shot. Groubert was fired from the state Highway Patrol and pleaded guilty last year to assault and battery. on Tuesday, Judge Casey Manning sentenced Groubert to 12 years' incarceration. However, judge manning suspended the prison time to five years and gave Groubert credit for the 17 months he has served in jail after pleading guilty.

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