Charlotte Shooting Video: Footage Shows Fatal Encounter Between Police, Keith Lamont Scott
Note: There was nothing on the ground next to Scott’s body then suddenly there’s TWO items the officer clearly puts on the ground AFTER he was shot. A pair of gloves and a gun, when BEFORE there was NOTHING next to Keith Scott’s body. Also, what’s with the officer in a red shirt?
Officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant, but the man who was shot was not the person they were attempting to take into custody. Police told the newspaper Scott was armed and a gun was recovered at the scene by detectives.
The footage, taken by Scott’s wife, does not clearly show the exact moment he was shot by police on Tuesday. Scott is seen on the ground moments after the shots were fired and surrounded by officers.
“He better not be f—ing dead, he better not be f—ing dead,” Rakeyia Scott can be heard shouting at the police officers. “He better live, he better live!” It is not clear what preceded the shooting.
– Photo: PROTEST OVER CHARLOTTE POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING: The eye-catching photo of a line of Charlotte police officers in full riot gear shrouded in smoke or tear gas and backlit by a bus with a display reading “not in service” was shared widely and often without credit as protests took place in North Carolina following an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday. The photo originated with Adam Rhew, an associate editor at Charlotte magazine. Rhew shared the photo to Instagram.
The killing of Scott, 43, sparked three nights of fiery protests and violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. Activists and the Scott family have pressed city officials to release bodycam or dashcam footage of the fatal encounter, which reignited debates about race and policing nationwide.
In the footage obtained by NBC News, Rakeyia Scott can be heard saying, “Don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him” as police appear to converge on a white pick-up truck in the parking lot of a condominium complex. “He has no weapon — don’t shoot him!”
Rakeyia Scott can be heard urging her husband to comply with the officers who had instructed her husband to “drop the gun, drop the gun.” (i.e. the book)
“Keith, don’t let them break the windows! Come on out of the car,” she can be heard yelling, “Keith, don’t do it!”
It’s at that moment that four gunshots can be heard, as Scott’s wife screams: “Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him?”
Officer Brentley Vinson Identified As Cop Who Shot & Killed Keith Lamont Scott
Scott was shot and killed after reportedly brandishing a firearm and advancing upon officers three uniformed officers and a fourth officer, Officer Brentley Vinson, who was wearing a department issue ballistic vest with a displayed badge and emblazoned with the word “POLICE” similar to the one below
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released the cop’s name as protests erupt over the city over the killing of Keith Scott, yet another senseless black death at the hands of a police officer.
In the aftermath, police officers can be seen attending to Scott’s prone body as his wife apparently calls 9-1-1. No gun can be seen in the footage, which appears to have been recorded from a nearby patch of grass.
The footage was obtained by NBC News amid conflicting reports about whether a gun was found at the scene of the shooting. Police say he had a handgun, others say a semiautomatic on him and posed “an imminent, deadly threat.” The family says he was not armed and did not pose a threat to the officers.
What the police videos are said to show
There’s No ‘Definitive’ Proof Keith Scott Pointed a Gun at Officers
– Photo: Charlotte’s police chief said Thursday that police bodycam video of the events that led to an officer killing Keith Lamont Scott does not show the 43-year-old black man brandishing a gun at police, but does support law enforcement’s version what happened on Tuesday.
Officials are discussing whether and when to release the police dashboard and body camera videos, Mayor Jennifer Roberts said. One factor affecting the timing, she said, is that investigators want to record witness’ accounts, and that they don’t want witnesses’ recollections altered by what they see on the videos. Vinson was not carrying a body camera, police said.
Scott’s family said the police videos showed him acting calmly and non-aggressively. Scott didn’t own a gun, family attorney Justin Bamberg said.
“When he was shot and killed, Mr. Scott’s hands were by his side, and he was slowly walking backward,” he said. (see Family Sees Video, Says Keith Scott Was Walking Backward When He Was Shot)
Roberts told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the videos did not provide “a very clear picture.”
“The gun in question is a small gun, and it was not easy to see with the way the motion was happening,” she said.
The family wants police to release the videos immediately to the public, Bamberg said.
Putney has said the video does not provide “definitive visual evidence” that Scott pointed a gun at officers. but he said the totality of the evidence will show
Putney told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer the decision wouldn’t be his to make much longer anyway, as the investigation is being turned over to the State Bureau of Investigation.
Meanwhile, a photo obtained by CNN affiliate WSOC shows the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Scott, a source close to the investigation told CNN.
A source close to the investigation says that this photo, obtained by CNN affiliate WSOC, shows the scene where Keith Scott was fatally shot by police.
North Carolina recently passed a law that blocks the release of police recordings from body or dashboard cameras with limited exceptions. That law is set to take effect in October.
Roberts said an attorney for the city told her that the law will not affect decisions about whether to release the videos in Scott’s killing, because the law was not in effect when the shooting happened.
(A photo, previously obtained by NBC News from a local affiliate, “appears” to show a gun at the scene). The police should release their video footage!
Here are “some” off the videos:
Please note: The Charlotte Police Dept. HAS STILL NOT RELEASED ALL OF THEIR VIDEOS!
I heard the very first breaking news of this video of Scott’s murder, and, needless to say, it has changed over the course of an hour!
Initially, the msm reports said it took Scott’s wife 30 seconds when she left the car to go inside her house to get her phone charger, now they say it took her 3 minutes.
It sounds like the Mrs Scott is saying “Come out the car.” “Get out the car.” but the msm reports her saying “stay in the car.”
Why did police officer in red shirt have gloves? Why do you think, other than not having your prints on it, right?
Was a book recovered?
A. Police say no.
Officer in red shirt is key: Officer Brentley Vinson Identified As Cop Who Shot & Killed Keith Scott
The law prohibits the police to NOT release their video to public but I thought that law doesn’t go into effect until Oct. 1st?
Why didn’t the police engage the wife when she says “he doesn’t have a weapon.” “he doesn’t have a gun, he has a TBI” (traumatic brain injury) “He is not going to do anything to you guys, he just took his (TBI) medicine.”
The City council responsible for police dept. Why can’t they release police dash-cam and bodycam video?
Did NBC News pay Scott family for Mrs. Scott’s video?
Why were there so many cops even there outside Scott’s house?
A. Officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant, but the man who was shot was not the person they were attempting to take into custody. Police told the newspapers Scott was armed and a gun was recovered at the scene (that the police clearly planted) by detectives.
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Federal prosecutors opened a civil rights probe Wednesday into the police slaying of a black man in Louisiana, as a second disturbing video emerged of him pinned to the pavement and being blasted by a cop at point-blank range.
– Photo: Federal prosecutors opened a civil rights probe Wednesday into the police slaying of a black man in Louisiana, as a second disturbing video emerged of him pinned to the pavement and being blasted by a cop at point-blank range.