Family protests Charlotte man's shooting death by CMPD

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The family of a man shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers last month took part in a silent protest at a city council meeting Monday evening.

The family of 29-year-old Ruben Galindo was among those in council chambers Monday night. Pastor Donnie Garris says the protesters are tired of injustice.

Two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers shot Galindo after he called police Sept. 6, saying he had a gun. Body camera video shows Galindo putting his hands up, and seconds later, police fire.

[READ: CMPD releases bodycam footage from deadly officer-involved shooting]

On Friday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released body camera video from the night officers shot and killed Ruben Galindo at a home on Prospect Drive.

CMPD said officers faced an imminent deadly threat and shot Galindo.

The Safe Coalition disagrees, saying Galindo, who spoke Spanish, didn't understand officers’ commands.

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Lawyers for the family say they're encouraged by the district attorney's office saying there will be an investigation of the shooting.


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