Charlotte PD Release Full Videos Of Keith Scott Shooting

For the most part, the videos solve nothing, except showing that the officers were not cold hearted racists who just love shooting Black people (despite the officer who took the shot being Black): the spent a lot of time providing medical aid

(Charlotte Observer) Police body camera footage released on Tuesday shows in graphic detail the final minutes of Keith Lamont Scott’s life after he was shot on Sept. 20 by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer.

The video shows police officers handcuffing Scott and then trying to save his life in the parking lot of his University City apartment complex. Officers in the video said they found three bullet wounds on Scott– on his wrist, abdomen, and on the back of his shoulder.

While a gun is not seen in the footage, one officer is heard telling another to “come watch this gun.”

The body camera video, which lasts 16 minutes and 29 seconds, begins after Scott was shot. Much of it shows officers assessing and then tending to Scott’s wounds, securing the scene and talking to Scott as they knelt beside him.

“Stay with us, bro, stay with us now,” one officer says to Scott.

Weirdly, the article barely mentions the second video, which is the full dash cam. Neither solves the question of the gun. What has been proposed is that the officer in the red shirt was initially standing over the weapon. Then you see him putting on medical gloves to render aid, and another officer goes and stands in the exact same spot.

You can also download the videos from Charlotte governmental website, or watch them at WTVD, which also offers

Keith Lamont Scott was a different person after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident last year. Friends say his medications made him zone out, slurring his words and forgetting what he was saying in the middle of a conversation.

“You could look at him and tell something was wrong,” said Dana Chapman, a former neighbor. “You could walk up to him, you didn’t have to speak. You could look at him and tell there was a problem.”

Doesn’t matter. Officers do not know this. When they are giving commands to a subject carrying a firearm, and they are not complying, then the results are on the subject, not the officers.

The events surrounding Scott’s death are more important than anything in his past, said Justin Bamberg, the family’s attorney. “In the end, it was his life to live until law enforcement determined they should take it from him.”

In other words, we are to ignore his long history of criminality and violence, all the threats and restraining orders. If he wanted to live his life, then he shouldn’t have been sitting around at the bus stop waiting for his child with marijuana and a handgun. If he had so many problems, perhaps someone should have been watching him.

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10 Responses to “Charlotte PD Release Full Videos Of Keith Scott Shooting”

  1. john says:

    should deaf people be shot if they do not obey a police officer?

  2. gitarcarver says:

    Geez, another stupid comment from john.

    First, don’t try and shift the goalposts john. Scott was not deaf.

    Secondly, even a deaf person should know not to raise what appears to be a firearm at a police officer.

    In essence, your ridiculous and stupid point is that officers should be shot and killed if the person doing the shooting is deaf.

  3. Hoagie says:

    John, deaf people should be able to disobey the police any time they want. By virtue of being deaf they should be able to beat and assault anyone since they can’t hear their victims plead for mercy, and that includes cops.

    On a side note blind people should drive, mutes should sing opera and midgets should be encouraged to play pro basketball.

  4. Hoagie says:

    This is for all the leftists:

  5. Liam Thomas says:

    When freezing the video at just the right moment in full screen and enhancing it which our IT guys did here at the office……

    Two things were clear….he had a distinct ankle holster that was very visible and immediately caught your attention….it was empty.

    Secondly in his right hand you could see something that looked very much like a pistol of some type……

    Now he got out of the car and began backing up at an even quicker pace after police instructions to the contrary.

    the body cam released was from a non black officer….ergo not the shooter.

    In another enhancement of the video no gun could be seen laying near his foot….this is disconcerting….because at this point no officer had been physically in contact with Scott.

    For the gun to suddenly appear next to his foot is perplexing…..perhaps he was laying on the gun and they moved it. Which according to a police officer friend would be standard operating proceedure as you do not want the suspect to have easy access to any weapons let alone one that was near his body even if he was APPARENTLY at the moment unconscious or in this case Dieing…..even though the police would not nor could not know he was dying at this particular moment.


    So…..A weapon appears in his hand, He clearly has an empty ankle holster in full view and he did not obey instructions…..while attempting to start gaining momentum in an effort to move away from the police ordering him to obey.

    Tough one to call…..I find it amazing anyone wants to be a police officer anymore…..Period. Nothing they do is ever right in someone’s eyes.

  6. Liam Thomas says:

    sorry that was in his left hand you could make out what appeared to be a pistol not his right hand….my bad.

  7. Hoagie says:

    The similarity is striking, drowningpuppies. They must be related!

  8. Hoagie says:

    How about this short yet sarcastic anti-liberal ad.

  9. should deaf people be shot if they do not obey a police officer?

    If they are clearly a threat, and use of deadly force is necessary, yes, John.

    Furthermore, just like police should do what they can to de-escalate a situation, so should citizens. If a deaf person understands that it will be tough for an officer to understand them, they should find ways to make sure an officer will not misinterpret what they are doing. Most police receive some training in dealing with hearing impaired, particularly in how to recognize the signs. Sometimes, though, in the heat of the moment, this can be difficult. Likewise, those who are hearing impaired should make slow hand movements with their hands open to point to their ears. Carrying a card that says they have a hearing impairment is also helpful.

    Realistically, they should have a handicapped plate for their car. For some, certainly, they do not feel that they are handicapped, and might have too much pride. But, this plate can allow the officer to call in and get information on the handicap, or let them know prior to the stop.

    But, John needs to deflect from Scott being a violent felon with a long history of violence.

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