Saturday, September 24, 2016

Charlotte Police Release Officer's Body Cam Video in Shooting Death Of Keith Scott

CMPD has released the body and dash cam footage in the Keith Lamont Scott shooting investigation. The video was released days after protesters demanded that the footage be made public.

At a press conference in advance of releasing the video, Police Chief Kerr Putney said police became concerned with Scott because they became aware he was "in possession of marijuana" and then saw a gun in his car. He wasn't specific or offering many more details other than Scott wasn't "smoking" marijuana but was "in possession" of it. And that, apparently, made the possession of an alleged gun illegal.

What's unclear is how the police became "aware" of the marijuana in Scott's possession if he was inside his car? And, if he wasn't brandishing his gun, how did the police become aware of that? Did they lean into the window of his car?

I think there are many more questions to be raised after today.

Interesting - at the :43 mark you hear one officer ask the other "You on?" I'm guessing he's wondering if his body cam was on?

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