CMPD is standing by it’s decision not to discipline Officer Brentley Vinson.
The Mecklenburg County District Attorney announced no charges will be filed against the CMPD Officer who shot and killed Keith Scott.
Zianna Oliphant said, “Our fathers and mothers are killed, and we can’t even see them anymore.”
Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man.
Ray Dotch, brother-in-law of Keith Lamont Scott, who was killed by police in Charlotte last week, today called for the full police video of the incident to be released and said that he hopes Americans will take “an absolute unflinching look” at prejudice and police-involved shootings and that “we as a nation tell the truth about who we are.”
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, Police Chief Kerr Putney says police are releasing some of the department’s tapes of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, which has sparked days of protests across the city.
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, said they gave Keith Lamont Scott “loud, clear, verbal commands” to not exit his vehicle and drop his weapon before an officer fatally shot him on Tuesday. But it’s still unclear whether he pointed the gun at the officers, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerr Putney.
The streets in Charlotte, North Carolina, are quite Wednesday morning after angry protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man left officers injured and shut down an interstate.