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26 September 2016
Protests Expected Around Charlotte Panthers Game

The dashboard camera video from an arriving police vehicle, released Saturday by Charlotte's police chief, shows officers surrounding Scott's auto. A short time later, an officer observed Scott hold a gun up. That I did not visually see in the video ...

Because of that, the officers had probable cause to arrest him for the drug violation and to further investigate Mr. Scott being in possession of the gun.

"Officer Vinson perceived Mr. Scott's actions and movements as an imminent physical threat to himself and the other officers", the statement said. They left the scene in their vehicle and reportedly donned bullet-proof vests and called for backup before returning to the scene.

"They could very well continue to do that, and they could say: 'This new law went into effect October 1, and we are not allowed to release footage going forward".

Scott was the 214th black person killed by United States police so far this year of 821, according to Mapping Police Violence. The body camera footage doesn't show the moment shots are fired, and Scott is next seen on the ground.

"I would think if the police didn't have anything to hide, one of the first things they would do is release the video", said Kenneth Bonner, the founder of REACH - Restoring Excellence And Community Harmony, an organization dedicated to empowering people and communities.

At this point, the videos have raised more questions than answers.

Saturday marked the fifth night in a row protesters have taken to the streets since the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

"What does marijuana have to do with it?" "They look in the auto and they see the marijuana, they don't act".

Republican 9th District Congressman Robert Pittenger also created a stir when he told a BBC reporter that blacks were protesting in Charlotte because "they hate white people because we're successful and they're not". "You can not satiate a mob with facts".

But Scott's family, which released its own video of the encounter on Friday, said the police footage showed the father of seven was not acting aggressively and that the police shooting made no sense, with no attempt to de-escalate the situation.

The two videos were not enough for some protesters. He was an American citizen who deserved better.

- The Queen City was at the center of the news this week, with a police shooting on top of the usual dispute over House Bill 2. The officer said Scott grabbed his Taser during the scuffle.

A big part of the argument comes down to what Mr Scott was holding.

She then yells: "Did you shoot him?"

Mr Scott can then be seen on the ground after he has been shot.

Charlotte police released two videos on Saturday showing the fatal shooting on Tuesday of Keith Scott, 43.

When Rakeyia shouted "T.B.I.", she was informing officers that her husband has a traumatic brain injury, which often happens when there is an external blunt force trauma against the skull or brain, according to Mayo Clinic.

The Scott family and some neighborhood witnesses claimed Scott did not have a gun, but was sitting in his vehicle reading a book while awaiting the arrival of his son on a school bus when police approached.

"Due to the combination of illegal drugs and the gun Mr. Scott had in his possession, officers made a decision to take enforcement action for public safety concerns", the document said. "He doesn't lunge at the officers. If we would all take a step back and have the courage and passion as these three young ladies, we might actually begin to make a difference in America". After telling her I'm sorry I can't, she said "well can I walk over there?" That'd mean a whole lot more than they believe. Restaurants and businesses in the city popular uptown Epicentre closed early, by 4 p.m.in most cases, most of the week.

Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's National Football League game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings managed to open without interruption.

On Saturday, hundreds of protesters emerged again, this time chanting "release the full tapes". He said officials' delay in releasing the videos was due to protecting the integrity of their investigation.

"If he had a gun in his hand, I couldn't see it".