NC: Charlotte police chief starts waffling on claims police shooting victim was armed

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September 22, 2016
Charlotte Observer    
Posted in News, PND News

"Video of Tuesday's fatal police shooting doesn't definitively show the victim pointing a gun, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney said Thursday after viewing it. Police say they saw Keith Lamont Scott armed with a handgun when he exited his vehicle at a University City apartment complex Tuesday afternoon. But Putney said the video does not provide 'absolute, definitive visual evidence that would confirm that a person is pointing a gun. I didn't see that in the videos I reviewed.' ... Scott's family will be invited to watch the video of the shooting, Putney said, but police have no plans to release the footage to the public." [editor's note: I predict it will eventually come out that the "he had a gun" claim was 100% pure Grade A bullshit, that the city's taxpayers will have to write a big check to the victim's family, and that the perps almost certainly won't face real justice - TLK] (09/22/16)  

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