Protesters Call For Resignation Of Charlotte Mayor, Police Chief

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBSMiami/AP) — Protesters say they will attend a Charlotte City Council meeting and call for the resignation of the mayor and police chief after the shooting of a black man by a black police officer last week.

Charlotte police chief Kerr Putney addresses a press conference with mayor Jennifer Roberts (L) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 23, 2016 following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police three days earlier and subsequent unrest in the city. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Charlotte police chief Kerr Putney addresses a press conference with mayor Jennifer Roberts (L) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 23, 2016 following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police three days earlier and subsequent unrest in the city. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters say they’re unhappy with how Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney have handled the investigation of the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 20.

Protests continued for a sixth night in Charlotte, North Carolina, last night, as the mayor has lifted a midnight-to-6 a.m. curfew.

A state of emergency was imposed following Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Police say Scott was a threat and refused to drop a gun despite repeated commands. Family members have said Scott did not have a gun. Police released both a body-camera and dashboard camera video on Saturday but the video does not clearly show if Scott had anything in his hand.

Yesterday, about 100 people gathered across the street from Bank of America Stadium before the Carolina Panthers-Minnesota Vikings football game to protest the shooting of the 43-year-old black man.

Later, protesters tried to block Interstate 277.

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