CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -The police in Charlotte, North Carolina, have released police bodycam and dash cam video footage of Tuesday’s police shooting of a black man in Charlotte.
Chief Kerr Putney of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says he decided the release would not hinder an ongoing investigation of the shooting.
He also says the video and other evidence they are releasing would corroborate their account of how things unfolded, including that Keith Lamont Scott was holding a gun when he was shot.
Putney addressed reporters hours after several hundred demonstrators took to the street for a fifth day and marched around downtown Charlotte.
Putney said that he decided to release the footage after receiving assurances from the State Bureau of Investigation that it would not impact their independent probe of the shooting.
North Carolina. Gov. Pat McCrory says he supports the decision to release police the video recordings showing the shooting.