Charlotte Protest Latest: CMPD To Release Remaining Keith Scott Shooting Video Next Week
CHARLOTTE, NC — It’s the ninth day since the deadly shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer last Tuesday and protests look to continue in the Queen City. Violence in Uptown made the headlines on Wednesday followed by the National Guard being called in to assist security on Thursday after a State of Emergency was declared. A midnight to 6am curfew was lifted Sunday night after being imposed Thursday too. CMPD Chief Putney announced Saturday that the body and dash cam footage would be made available after many demands from protesters, city leaders and other prominent figures for the release of video recorded during the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. Monday saw Charlotte Uprising call for Mayor Jennifer Roberts and CMPD Chief Kerr Putney to step down with the sentiment reiterated at a citizen forum at the Government Center Monday night. WCCB has been covering the events from the beginning and will continue to bring you the latest as it develops. Also follow WCCB on Twitter and Facebook for breaking updates.
Update 7:40pm September 30th: CMPD released a statement Friday evening saying they would release the remaining body and dash cam footage in the Keith Scott shooting next week.
Officials say arrangements had already been made with Scott’s family to review the footage in it’s entirety, but a written letter from the family was received today at 4:49pm requesting the videos be made public.
CMPD says they will honor that request after it is reviewed by the family next week.
Update 7:30pm: Governor Pat McCrory has lifted the North Carolina State of Emergency declaration placed on the city of Charlotte. The Governor issued the following statement:
“I have lifted the State of Emergency declaration for Charlotte which coincides with the city lifting its declaration. I want to thank the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, State Highway Patrol and North Carolina National Guard for working together to restore order over the past week. We will continue working with local law enforcement and officials to offer any further assistance needed.”
Update 6:15pm: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Chairman Trevor Fuller issued a proclamation to terminate the State of Emergency in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Update 5pm: CMPD confirms a suspicious package has been located at their headquarters in Uptown, and the bomb squad is being called in. South Davidson Street, both northbound and southbound between E. Trade Street and E. 5th Street, has been closed off. Cars and pedestrians are being rerouted around the area.
A suspicious package has been found at Cmpd headquarters. Building being evacuated.
— CMPD News (@CMPD) September 27, 2016
Bomb squad has arrived to investigate suspicious package.
— CMPD News (@CMPD) September 27, 2016
Update 4:30pm: Bomb threat at CMPD headquarters. Building currently being evacuated.
— Will Kennedy (@willkennedynews) September 27, 2016
More from CMPD HQ
Posted by Will Kennedy on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Update 4pm: Obituary for Keith Lamont Scott now online. Funeral arrangements to be announced soon.
Update 3:30pm: CMPD released several 911 calls after protesters shut down I-85 and started breaking into tractor trailers that were stuck on the interstate.
Update 12:30pm: New details show Keith Lamont Scott had a violent past. Official records show Scott’s wife has filed restraining orders against Keith twice. He’s also served time in jail for shooting a man in Texas. This is off the back of details that emerged last night that the gun in Keith Scott’s possession was reportedly stolen.
The Charlotte Hornets fan shop at Time Warner Cable Arena has re-opened today, resuming regular hours effective immediately.
More warrants have been issued and several of the wanted individuals have been located and arrested for their participation in property related crimes or violent activity during the protests in Charlotte on September 22 and 23.
— Marvin Beach (@MBeach14) September 27, 2016