Charlotte stays largely peaceful during 3rd night of protest

Charlotte stays largely peaceful during 3rd night of protest

Charlotte's resistance to calls to release the video is not without precedent. Some question whether the "gun" was actually a book. And it's at least possible that those videos might answer a sharply disputed question: What was Scott holding before he died? The video doesn't give a complete version of the encounter on Tuesday, which is already under way when the roughly two minutes of footage begins. The police chief has refused to publicly release the videos but showed it to Scott's family.

As depicted in the eyewitness video, the scene plays out under bright sunlight, from a vantage point that's a short distance from the confrontation between Keith Lamont Scott and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers. That area has already been scrutinized in some photos, particularly one image that "shows what appears to be a handgun on the pavement at Scott's feet", as The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday. Neighbors, though, have said he was holding only a book. I saw it when it fell off his lap when he got out of the vehicle to hold his hands up to show the police that he didn't have nothing. Officer Brentley Vinson shot Scott. Within days of the September 16 shooting, the police chief disclosed that Crutcher was unarmed.

Jordan - who starred at UNC, and is now the owner of the Charlotte Hornets - released a statement through the team offering condolences to Scott's family and imploring the community of Charlotte to "restore calm". "We release it when we believe it's a compelling reason". "If you think I say we should display a victim's worst day for public consumption, that is not the transparency I'm speaking of". "Some people already made up their minds what happened". Mr Putney said five officers required medical care, including two for minor eye injuries.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts signed documents Thursday night for the citywide curfew that runs from midnight to 6 a.m. But he added: "When taken in the totality of all the other evidence, it supports what we said".

"Clearly from my perspective I'd like to have it public as soon as possible", Roberts said. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Thursday, prosecutors charged a white officer with manslaughter for killing an unarmed black man on a city street last week. But it's unclear what the body cameras worn by three officers who were present during the shooting may have captured. It also prompted heated debate over how the police and city leadership should handle releasing any police dashcam or body cam video of the incident. But she said that not having seen it, she wasn't sure if the footage was in fact conclusive.

Bria O'Neal explained her skepticism to WFAE's Michael Tomsic. Why can't someone just come out and say, 'Oh, here's the video, take it for what it is and see for yourself.' However, they want to be all secretive and deceptive about it.

The streets were mostly quiet Thursday, but Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Duke Energy all told employees not to venture into North Carolina's largest city after Gov.

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the bill into law, but it doesn't take effect until October 1, the ACLU notes.

Under the new law, people who are heard or shown in the footage, or their representatives, can request access to view (but not duplicate or distribute) the footage. Releasing the footage to the public will require a court order.

"They shot my daddy 'cause he's black", she said.



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