charlotte - Police in the US city of Charlotte is releasing images of the fatal shooting last Tuesday, said Keith Scott was killed. At first they did not want to release these images, but after public pressure was decided that something to do now, reports the police in a press conference.
The announcement to release all of the images comes a day after the wife of Scott, Rakeyia, has distributed a video through her lawyer which shows that she begged the officers not to shoot her husband. That video shows not see the shooting itself.
The fatal shooting led to two days of protests and riots in the city, about 600 kilometers southwest of the capital, Washington, DC. Gov. Pat McCrory called Wednesday a state of emergency. Then it was quiet again in the largest city in North Carolina.
Demonstrators called on the police to release the images of the bodycam of the officers involved and the dashcam of the police car and thus clarify what exactly happened.
The Scott family was last Thursday already have permission to view these images. According to the lawyer of the family, it was impossible to make out the images or Scott had something stuck in his hands. Police say they shot him after he threatened with a gun, but no firearm according to his family, Scott had.