Saturday, September 18, 2021

Charlotte Shooting Update: Family Lawyer Can’t Tell from Video if Man Had Gun

*Here’s what happening regarding the killing of a Charlotte man by police in that city.   The attorney for the family of Keith Lamont Scott says after watching  police video of the shooting, he can’t tell if tScott had anything in his hands when he was shot.

Scott’s family was shown the dashboard and body camera footage by police Thursday.

Justin Bamberg, the attorney,  said in a statement the family wants the video released to the public immediately. However, Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney  continues to say that he won’t release the video while a criminal investigation continues.

In his statement, Bamberg says Scott is seen in the video calmly exiting his vehicle Tuesday and while police give him several commands, he does not approach officers. Bamberg says Scott’s hands were by his side and he was slowly walking backward when he was shot

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Meanwhile, about 100 protesters have gathered at a park in uptown Charlotte, launching a third night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of Scott by a Charlotte-Mecklenberg police officer.

Reports say the protesters formed a circle and chanted several slogans, including “We believe that we will win.” Some of them wrapped bandanas around their faces to protect themselves from tear gas.

Nearby, about a dozen  police officers sat on bicycles observing the protesters.

Camouflage Humvees carrying National Guard members are patrolling downtown interspersed with civilian vehicles. Guard members with fatigues and rifles walked through a plaza near the headquarters of Bank of America.

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Protesters tend to a seriously wounded protester in the parking area of the the Omni Hotel during a march to protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

And there’s this. According to Charlotte police, the man shot in the head during Wednesday night’s protests near a downtown hotel has died. Police spokesman Keith Trietley says in a news release that 26-year-old Justin Carr died Thursday at the hospital.

Carr was shot as protesters clashed with police in riot gear lined arm-in-arm protecting the Omni Hotel about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. City officials say Carr was not shot by an officer.

As of this posting, no arrests have been made.

 

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