The family of an unarmed black man shot in the back by a white police officer will get a $6.5m (£4.23m) settlement from the city of North Charleston, South Carolina, city officials said on 8 October.

The man, Walter Scott, was shot after fleeing a traffic stop in April. The shooting was caught on a bystander's video and reignited a national outcry over police treatment of minorities.

North Charleston Mayor R Keith Summey said in a statement that the City Council had voted to settle all potential claims over Scott's death for $6.5m.

"I am glad the city and the family were able to reach a settlement without the necessity of a lawsuit," he said.

Michael Slager was indicted by a grand jury for killing Walter Scott. Slager will now stand trial for Scott's murder in North Charleston on 4 April.

Police initially suggested Slager had opened fire after a confrontation between the pair, which led to Scott attempting to grab the officer's Taser.

However, video footage filmed by a passer-by showed Slager firing eight times at Scott while he was attempting to flee.