Charlotte police released the footage showing a black man being shot by police but the question still remains whether he was holding a gun. Protests over the killing of 43 years old Keith Scott continued on Sunday morning with no sign of abating, with thousands protestors marching through the center of Charlotte, carrying slogans against the brutality of the police.
Kerr Putney, Charlotte Police Chief, admitted that the videos alone were not enough to prove whether or not Scott was holding a gun. Putney said ‘’there is no definitive visual evidence that he had a gun in his hand, but what we do see is compelling evidence that, when you put all the pieces together, supports that.”
However, Scott’s family and protesters doubt police statements that the victim was holding a gun. On the other hand, police released images of a marijuana cigarette, and a handgun they claim was loaded and had Scott’s fingerprints on it.
Scott’s family is arguing that the video released by police showed that Scott was not acting aggressively and the shooting made no sense, as police didn’t tried to de-escalate the situation.
One of the footages show Scott exiting his car and Police shouting at him to drop a gun, though it is not clear that he was carrying anything. Then suddenly a policeman shots four bullets and Scott fells to the ground.
Protestors on Saturday demanded that police should stop violence. Previously, they insisted and emphasized police to release the video clip of the incident.