For days, protesters have demanded Charlotte police release footage of the death of Keith Lamont Scott. Police finally did so on Saturday. WARNING: This video is graphic.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Police video of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott shows him walking backward slowly, then falling to the ground with his hands at his side as gunshots ring out.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Saturday released dashboard and body camera footage of the shooting of Scott, following days of protests in the community.
“After having a conversation with the State Bureau of Investigations…I have decided that we are at a stage where I can release additional information without adversely impacting their investigation,” Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters. “So, now it is appropriate to release this information.”
WARNING: Graphic footage.
Putney said Scott was holding a handgun when he was shot by police, but Putney added the gun is not visible in the video.
An attorney for Scott's family has said they don't believe Scott owned a handgun and added they believed he was holding a book at the time of the shooting.