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Keith Lamont Scott: What we know about man shot by Charlotte police

Remigio Civitarese | 23 Settembre, 2016, 12:52

Bamberg told reporters that police need to be more transparent in their conversations with the public and with the family.

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. Authorities say the victim was shot by another civilian, and NOT by police. No arrests related to the shooting have been made.

The protests stemmed from the police shooting of a black man, Keith Lamont Scott.

"This man was loved by his family, and he loved his family", Bamberg said. The law doesn't go into effect until October, so who knows whether we'll ever see what really happened.

Police said Scott was holding a handgun, which investigators recovered from the scene, and posed a threat because he was not obeying "loud, clear, verbal commands" to not exit his vehicle and to drop the weapon.

Lawyers for the family of Keith Scott, killed Tuesday by police, said it was "incredibly difficult" for the family to watch police videos of the shooting, and the videos should be released to the public.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has called for the release of the video.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency in the midst of Wednesday night's rioting, during which one man critically wounded by a gunshot. "If you're going to release some information, release all of the information", he said. Police said the shooting was "civilian on civilian" and did not involve officers.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was treated and released after he was injured by shattered glass from his patrol auto during a violent protest in uptown Charlotte Wednesday night. The NASCAR Hall of Fame was among the places damaged.

Carr was shot during a chaotic demonstration that began as a vigil in memory of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, who was shot by a plainclothes officer identified as Brentley Vinson.

"It seems to me tonight is more peaceful than last night", Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts told CNN.

North Carolina prosecutors are asking the State Bureau of Investigation to look into the shooting, and the U.S. Justice Department is sending to Charlotte a team of peacekeepers trained to resolve community conflicts.

Demonstrators have been demanding answers in Scott's killing, with some carrying signs that read "Release the tapes". Neighbours, though, have said he was holding only a book.

Chief Putney said Thursday that footage from the Scott shooting does not show "absolute, definitive visual evidence that could confirm that a person is pointing a gun".

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