Charlotte Police Ready To Release Video In Fatal Shooting

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBSMiami/AP) — The police chief in Charlotte says he’s decided to release dash cam video footage of police shooting of black man.

Chief Kerr Putney of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said that releasing footage would have “no adverse impact on the investigation.”

He also added physical evidence would be released.

“These are tough times for our city and we’re going to get through it,” he added.

Community activists have been for days calling on Putney to release body cam and dashcam video of the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Putney has said he wants to be transparent but also won’t compromise his investigation.

Scott’s family has viewed the videos and has called on Putney to release them to the public.

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