CMPD to release all police video in Keith Lamont Scott shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has made arrangements for members of Keith Lamont Scott’s family to review in its entirety the remaining body-worn camera and dashcam video of events following the deadly shooting.

Scott’s family requested in writing at 4:49 p.m. Friday that the video footage be released publicly.

The Police Department will honor the family’s request and release the video next week after the family has reviewed it.

Scott, who police said had a gun, was shot and killed by a CMPD officer on Sept. 20 in northeast Charlotte.

Tests revealed Scott's fingerprints, DNA and blood were on a gun.

The deadly shooting sparked several nights of protests in Charlotte, some violent, some peaceful.

Gov. McCrory declared a state of emergency, and city officials imposed a curfew for Charlotte as tensions in the city escalated.

Both the state of emergency and the curfew have since been lifted.

CMPD released a portion of the police video last Saturday.

The North Carolina law that limits public access to police dash and body camera video went into effect Saturday. HB 972 prevents the videos from being public record.

Gov. McCrory signed the law over the summer. If police don't want the video released, relatives or people involved in recorded incidents have to get a court order to force police to release the videos to them.


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