Tell Charlotte Police to Release Video Footage of Keith Lamont Scott Shooting

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For every 1000 signatures we will send a letter to the Charlotte Police Department demanding that they release all video footage of the incident.

43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, a black man from Charlotte, North Carolina, was fatally shot by police while waiting for his son’s school bus to arrive.

Although cell phone video footage shot by Scott’s wife has been released, the Charlotte Police Department is refusing to release all video footage from both police dashcams and bodycams. They have recently released portions of the videos, which have failed to clarify the nature of the situation or whether or not Scott was holding a gun.

On the cell phone video footage already released you can hear Scott’s wife shouting that he is unarmed and has a traumatic brain injury. She begs the officers not to shoot.

The police claim the Scott had a firearm and proceeded towards them in a threatening manner. Most likely the true situation could be revealed if they just released all of the police footage.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney initially refused to release any footage at all, claiming “If I were to put it out indiscriminately…it can inflame the situation and make it even worse.”

Help us to tell the Charlotte police to release all of the video footage and show true transparency in this tragic event.


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