CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Channel 9 confirmed that the city of Charlotte will not offer a settlement to the family of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot and killed in September 2016 by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer.
The attorney representing Scott’s family, Chuck Monnett, said the city declined to offer any settlement and now the family plans to sue.
Channel 9's coverage of Keith Scott shooting and protests:
- MINUTE-BY-MINUTE coverage of shooting and protests
- DA says CMPD officer 'acted lawfully' in shooting death of Keith Scott
- Keith Scott family 'profoundly disappointed' with DA's decision
- Keith Scott's fingerprints, DNA, blood found on gun, police sources say
- Videos of deadly encounter between CMPD officer, Keith Scott released
It’s not clear when Monnett plans to file the lawsuit on behalf of the Scott family.
Scott’s shooting death led to nights of violent protests in Charlotte.
Scott’s family claimed he wasn’t armed, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said officers recovered a gun from the scene.
An independent shooting review board determined the officer who shot and killed Scott was justified in the shooting.
Channel 9 looked back at the city’s most recent settlements involving CMPD.
The city agreed to pay $9.5 million in December to Tim Bridges after he spent 25 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit.
In 2015, the city paid Jonathan Ferrell's family $2.2 million. Ferrell, who was unarmed, was shot and killed by former officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick.
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