BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: POLICE VIDEO RELEASED
UPDATE 7:10 pm ET
The Charlotte Police Department has just released their footage from the shooting death of Keith Scott.
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— Christina Watkins (@CWatkinsTV) September 24, 2016
Below is a photo released from the Charlotte Police Department of the gun Keith Scott was carrying.
5:35pm EDT: FROM FOX NEWS:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced Saturday that he has decided to release the dashboard and body camera video of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot and killed by police Tuesday.
Putney said that the footage would be released later Saturday of the shooting that caused several days of protests that frequently morphed into riots, with demonstrators attacking reporters and bystanders, as well as looting businesses and smashing windows of buildings.
Putney said he had chosen to release the video as he was now confident it would not negatively impact the investigation into the shooting.
He said there was footage from the dashboard camera in one of the police cars, and at least one body camera. Scott’s family has demanded the police release the footage after viewing it on Thursday.
Putney said the officers didn’t break the law, but that the investigation by the state will continue. He said the officers “are absolutely not being charged by me.” He added that Scott was “absolutely in possession of a handgun” and that officers saw marijuana in his car, which caused them to act.
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