Charlotte Police have released the Keith Scott Bodycam and Dashcam Video. Watch it below:
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO
WATCH: SECOND VIEWPOINT OF THE KEITH SCOTT BODYCAM AND DASHCAM VIDEO FOOTAGE
Was this justified? Watch the videos and decide for yourself.
Based on the videos, were the police justified? Vote in the Twitter Poll:
— Spencer Fernando (@SpencerFernando) September 24, 2016
Judging from the poll results above, people seem to feel the video does not provide justification for the shooting of Keith Scott.
The video does not show Scott carrying a gun, though it does not definitvely show he doesn’t have a gun.
The Keith Scott Bodycam and Dashcam video may be the worst of both worlds
From early reaction, the video released by police may increase anger and tensions. The video is inconclusive, which could result in people entrenching their positions and being even more divided. A clearer video would have shed more light on what really happened, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Charlotte police have also released a photo of a gun they say Scott was carrying. However, since the video is so inconclusive, the gun photo is unlikely to have much impact on what people are thinking.