North Carolina police release video of black man's slaying after protests

By REUTERS
October 5, 2016 07:52

Police in North Carolina released graphic camera footage of the shooting and death of a black man by officers in Charlotte last month, and a lawyer for the family said the video does not offer evidence supporting a police narrative that he was holding a gun.

The death of Keith Scott, a 43-year-old father of seven, was one of the latest to raise questions about racial bias in US law enforcement and further stoke a national debate on America's criminal justice system ahead of November's presidential election.



Protesters and family members have demanded Charlotte-Mecklenburg police release full police body camera footage in part to back up the police narrative that Scott was armed during the September 20 shooting.


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