District Attorney Andrew Murray’s decision not to charge Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Brentley Vinson in the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott didn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but that didn’t stop people from expressing their frustration with a criminal justice system that seems to routinely sanction killing black men.   Twitter :: The Latest […]

In an affidavit from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Major Michael Campagna, police say accusations that a police officer killed protestor Justin Carr increased the agitation during the second night of rioting following Keith Lamont Scott’s death. “The crowd is convinced that the police killed the victim with a rubber bullet. While untrue, this belief dramatically elevates the […]

In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Rakeyia Scott told co-host Gayle King that she doesn’t believe officer Brentley Vinson fatally shot her husband last month. In the interview, Scott doesn’t say who she believes killed Scott. “Officer Vinson, I don’t believe shot my husband,” Rakeyia Scott said. “Because of the positioning when the shooting […]

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney is going to be more transparent regarding police video and ask for independent review of department. Putney has been under intense pressure following the officer-involved fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott a couple of weeks ago. After finally succumbing to pressure, Putney released more footage from the Sept. 20 shooting […]

Calling him ‘bruh’ and ‘big man,’ Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police worked to save Keith Lamont Scott after Officer Brentley Vinson fatally shot Scott on Sept. 20 at his apartment complex in North Charlotte. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! On the 16-minute body camera, the opening scenes were previously released. In the remaining footage, officers work to cover […]

In a reversal that seemed inevitable, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerr Putney will release the remaining two hours of footage related to the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. Last week, the CMPD released about two minutes of the footage, but the Charlotte Observer reported earlier this week that an additional two hours of […]

Updated: CMPD released the video to the media at 6:30 p.m. In a 30 minute press conference, Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney reiterated what he’s said consistently: The videos do not show that Keith Lamont Scott had a gun or that it was pointed it at police officers. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Putney did say, however, […]