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US family of slain Charlotte man to watch police video of shooting

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2016 | 9:09 PM
Demonstrators protest Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP):
Charlotte's police chief said today he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man's family, but the video won't be immediately released to the public.

Charlottte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has said that 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott refused officers' repeated commands to drop a gun, but he said during a news conference that the video does not definitely show Scott pointing a gun at anyone.

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IN PHOTO: Demonstrators protest Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday.

Putney said he is working to honor the request from the family of Scott to view the video. It's unclear when or if the video might be released publicly.

"Right now my priority is the people who really are the victims of the shooting," Putney said. "I'm telling you right now if you think I say we should display a victim's worst day for consumption; that is not the transparency I'm speaking of."