Scott Family Releases Statement After Viewing Video Of Fatal Shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The family of Keith Lamont Scott has released a statement after they viewed the police video of the fatal shooting.
The family released the following statement via their attorney’s:
Keith Lamont Scott’s wife and other members of her family viewed two videos captured by police dashboard and body cameras that showed Mr. Scott’s shooting death.
After watching the videos, the family again has more questions than answers.
When told by police to exit his vehicle, Mr. Scott did so in a very calm, non-aggressive manner.
While police did give him several commands, he did not aggressively approach them or raise his hands at members of law enforcement at any time.
It is impossible to discern from the videos what, if anything, Mr. Scott is holding in his hands.
When he was shot and killed, Mr. Scott’s hands were by his side and he was slowly walking backwards.
It was incredibly difficult for members of the Scott family to view these videos, but as a matter of the greater good and transparency, the Scott family asks that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department publicly immediately release both of the videos they watched today.
We will continue our own investigation into Mr. Scott’s death. For those who wish to protest, we urge you to do so peacefully.
Attorneys for the family of Keith Lamont Scott:
Eduardo Curry, Esq., Justin Bamberg, Esq. and Charles Monnett III, Esq.