Police Chief: Video Shows Keith Scott Posed 'Imminent Threat' to Officers
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told Megyn Kelly tonight that dash cam and body cam videos of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott back up officers' claims that Scott did not comply with commands or drop the handgun he allegedly was holding.
Putney noted the videos were not "definitive evidence" because they don't clearly show whether or not Scott had a weapon.
He said that they do show Scott turn to face the officers, which represented an "imminent threat," and that's what started the chain of events that culminated in the fatal shooting.
As for the Scott family's claims that the videos raise more questions than answers, Putney said that the investigation is ongoing and he can't speak to their specific allegations.
He added that after the investigation is concluded, he will reconsider releasing the police videos to the public.
"There's a lot of other evidence that gives us a great deal of support and comfort that the version that you heard from us before is supported by the evidence and all the statements that we were able to gather," Putney said.
"I'm not going to give opinion, I'm not going to give perception. I'm going to deal with facts and truth."
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