On Friday, Scott’s wife Rakeyia Scott, released video taken at the scene of the shooting. Scott’s family maintains he was unarmed, though police say a firearm with Scott’s fingerprints was found at the scene.
In the video, Rakeyia Scott can be heard shouting, “Don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him!” as police approach a white pick-up truck. “He has no weapon — don’t shoot him!”
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has said three officers present at the shooting were wearing body cameras, and protesters are demanding that those videos be released. Chief Putney has refused to do so, insisting that it may jeopardize the investigation into the killing.
Demonstrations on Tuesday and Wednesday turned violent and destructive, with one person killed on Wednesday night. Thursday night’s march was peaceful, and a midnight curfew announced by the city went unenforced after demonstrations stayed calm.