Pro­test­ers march at game af­ter re­lease of video


An­gry pro­test­ers have filled the streets of Char­lotte ev­ery day since the Tues­day killing of Keith Scott, 43, whom po­lice said was armed when of­fi­cers shot him.

Sun­day’s gath­er­ing out­side the sta­dium where the Na­tional Foot­ball League’s Char­lotte Pan­thers played and lost to the Min­nesota Vik­ings broke up be­fore the game fin­ished and the sta­dium emp­tied with­out in­ci­dent.

The Char­lotte-Meck­len­burg Po­lice Depart­ment on Satur­day re­leased body-cam and dash­board videos show­ing parts of Tues­day’s con­fronta­tion. But the footage of­fered no clear ev­i­dence that Scott was hold­ing a gun at the time.

The pre­vi­ous night, hundreds of peo­ple marched through the city cen­ter on a fifth night of demon­stra­tions that stretched into Sun­day morn­ing, in­clud­ing white and black fam­i­lies protest­ing po­lice vi­o­lence.

On Satur­day, po­lice re­leased videos show­ing Scott’s shoot­ing in the park­ing lot of a Char­lotte apart­ment com­plex.

Put­ney ac­knowl­edged that the videos them­selves were “in­suf­fi­cient” to prove Scott held a gun but said other ev­i­dence com­pleted the pic­ture.

Po­lice said of­fi­cers try­ing to serve an ar­rest war­rant for a dif­fer­ent per­son caught sight of Scott with mar­i­juana and a gun, sit­ting in a car in a park­ing lot.

Both Scott’s fam­ily and pro­test­ers have dis­puted the po­lice state­ments that Scott was car­ry­ing a gun.

One of the re­leased videos from a po­lice dash­board cam­era shows Scott ex­it­ing his car and back­ing away from it, hands at side. Po­lice shout to him to drop the gun, but it is not clear that he has any­thing in his hand. Then shots break out and Scott drops to the ground.


Pro­test­ers out­side of Bank of Amer­ica Sta­dium dur­ing the NFL game be­tween the Carolina Pan­thers and the Min­nesota Vik­ings on Sun­day in Char­lotte, North Carolina.

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