Did Scott have a Gun?: NC PD says new dash cam video proves YES.
- Police want make video public but restrained to do so because it's part of an on going investigation.
- Protestors have spread alegations on social media that victim was not holding a gun, instead he was holding a book.
- The incident set off riots Tuesday and Wednesday night in the Charlotte area, National Guard was called to control the scene.
Sources told a North Carolina TV station that a dash cam video shows Keith Scott getting out of his car and charging at police officers with a gun in his hand.
Scott, a young a black male, was shot and killed by a black police officer after Scott was pulled over Tuesday in Charlotte.
The incident set off riots Tuesday and Wednesday night in the Charlotte area and the National Guard was activated in a attempt to restore order.
Chief Kerr Putney told reporters on Wednesday that Officer Brentley Vinson saw Scott with a handgun and that Scott would not drop it after being ordered to do so. Those critical of the police say Scott was holding a book and not a gun.
“I can tell you a weapon was seized, a handgun. I can also tell you, we did not find a book, that has been made reference to,” said Putney. “I can just tell you what I know based on what we’ve gathered through the scientific process of going through the evidence.”
According to WSOC, police want to share the dash camera video, but the law bars them from doing so as it is part of the investigation. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement on Wednesday that these tragic incidents have left Americans with feelings of sorrow.
"Once again highlighted in the most vivid and painful terms the very real division that still persists in this nation between law enforcement and communities of color".
Original article by The Daily Caller.