Charlotte Shooting Protests

Charlotte Shooting Protests

District attorney exonerates officer, denounces rumors in killing of Keith Scott

A Charlotte police officer will not face charges in the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office said after an SBI investigation. Death of Keith Scott sparked violent riots, peaceful demonstrations and large protests.

Charlotte Shooting Protests

Will Charlotte courts have mercy on arrested protesters?

More than 100 court cases are pending and dozens of arrest warrants are unserved from protests last week over a police-shooting death in Charlotte. Police arrested 82 people in a week’s time, as thousands of protesters flooded parks, streets and even highways around the city. Their charges range from curfew violations and burglary to assaults on police and the murder of a 26-year-old protester.

Charlotte Shooting Protests

Historian: Roots of Charlotte’s protests can be traced to city’s past

Brenda Tindal, staff historian at Charlotte’s Levine Museum of the New South, spoke Wednesday night to a standing-room-only crowd of about 100. She said most of the answers to questions about last week’s protests can be found in the city’s own history, from the urban renewal that uprooted historic black neighborhoods in the 1960s and ‘70s to now-nearly-forgotten police shootings of black motorists in the 1990s.

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Charlotte protesters chant, march and confront police after no charges filed against officer who killed Keith Lamont Scott

Members of the Black Lives Matter movement, the group Charlotte Uprising and many others came out Wednesday night to protest District Attorney Andrew Murray's decision not to prosecute CMPD Officer Brentley Vinson in the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.
Justine Miller jmiller@mcclatchy.com
Charlotte protesters chant, march and confront police after no charges filed against officer who killed Keith Lamont Scott 1:19

Charlotte protesters chant, march and confront police after no charges filed against officer who killed Keith Lamont Scott

EXCLUSIVE: DA Murray on Keith Lamont Scott shooting aftermath: 1:22

EXCLUSIVE: DA Murray on Keith Lamont Scott shooting aftermath: "It was a false-narrative world that began spinning out of control"

DA shows police evidence to explain 3:01

DA shows police evidence to explain "unanimous" decision not to charge Officer Vinson in Keith Lamont Scott death

Synced police cameras capture fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott 14:13

Synced police cameras capture fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott