The Charlotte police chief says authorities will release police video of the shooting of a black man “when there is a compelling reason” to do so. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Charlotte video to be released with ‘compelling reason’
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Authorities in Charlotte, North Carolina, will release police video of the shooting of a black man that has triggered two days of violent protests “when there is a compelling reason” to do so, the police chief said on Thursday.
“I’m not going to release the video right now,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told a news conference. “The family made a request to see it and we’re looking to accommodate that request.”
Putney also said there will be no curfew immediately ordered in the city after two nights of violent protests triggered by the fatal shooting of a black man by police.
“We don’t see a need to definitively shut the city down,” Putney said, responding to questions about whether authorities would put in place a curfew to try to tamp down the unrest.