Charlotte shooting sparks days of protests over police violence
A third night of protests has rocked the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, after a black man was shot dead by a black police officer on Tuesday.
Thursday’s protest was largely peaceful after violence a day earlier during which one person was fatally shot.
Keith Lamont Scott’s family dispute police allegations he was armed and want video recording to be released.
Excessive police force used against black men has been the subject of protests for two years across the US.
On Tuesday, Mr Scott was killed in Charlotte after police say he refused to drop a gun he was carrying. His family say he was unarmed and holding a book.
Police have released a video of the shooting to the family, but have refused to make it public.
The family’s lawyer, Justin Bamberg, said no gun was visible in the video and Mr Scott appeared to be “acting calm”.
“You do see something in his hand, but it’s impossible to make out from the video what it is.”
Police chief Kerr Putney said the video proved the shooting was justified, telling Fox news: “The officer perceived his failure to comply with commands, failure to drop the weapon and facing the officers as an imminent threat.”
On Thursday, demonstrators protesting against Mr Scott’s death defied a curfew put into force by the city’s mayor on Thursday - running from midnight to 06:00.
According to Cpt Mike Campagna, officers did not enforce the curfew as protests were largely