Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters on Saturday that his department will release video footage from police body cams and dash cams of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. The footage will appear online sometime Saturday evening.
Scott was shot and killed on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina by cops who came upon him sitting in his car in the parking lot of an apartment complex they were while searching for a different man with an outstanding warrant. What happened next is unclear. Scott’s family has said that he was unarmed and reading a book in the car, waiting for his son to come home, when cops approached him. Cops claim that Scott was holding a gun.
According to the AP, Putney told the press that Scott was “absolutely in possession of a handgun.”
“In the spirit of transparency, you’re going to get everything that we can deliver,” said Putney, “facts, footage, and an explanation of where we stand today relative to the investigation.”