Police in Charlotte, North Carolina release the dashcam and bodycam videos of the fatal shooting of a 43-year-old black man earlier this week, saying the videos show marijuana and a gun. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Charlotte police videos show frantic scene around fatal shooting
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STORY: Charlotte-Mecklenburgb Police Chief Kerr Putney on Saturday (September 24) released police videos of the fatal shooting of a 43-year-old father of seven earlier this week, saying he believed the release of the videos would no longer impact the investigation into the shooting.
The release of police body camera and dashboard videos showing the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Scott follows demands from protesters and civil rights leaders that the footage be made public.
Scott’s shooting on Tuesday was the latest in a series of deadly police encounters across the country in recent years that has raised questions about the use of force by U.S. law enforcement against African-Americans and other minorities.
“What we are releasing are the objective facts,” Putney said, calling the shooting “a complex case.” But he insisted that his officers had done nothing to justify bringing charges against them, saying officers saw marijuana and a gun. However, he refused to say that officers did not violate any department policies, saying that investigation is still underway.