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Charlotte police release footage of fatal encounter

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>> After days of pressure to release the footage of a fatal police encounter, authorities in Charlotte Saturday making the video public. This recording from a cruiser's dashboard-mounted camera showed police ordering 43 year old Keith Scott out of his vehicle. He emerges and is then shot.>>
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A second video from a police body camera doesn't show the shooting.
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But police can be heard quickly trying to render aid to Scott after he's down.>> Get some gloves. We need to hold the wound.>> Scott was shot and killed on Tuesday. Police immediately claimed he'd had a gun. Family members said he was unarmed. Protests that night turning violent, demonstrations continued peacefully for days.
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>> Don't shoot him.>> The family releasing its own video Friday, where you can hear Scott's wife pleading with officers not to shoot her husband. Calls mounted for police to release their footage. On Saturday, the department relented. At a press conference, police tried to defend their actions leading up to the shooting, saying cops were on the scene conducting surveillance in a separate operation to serve a warrant, when they saw Scott in possession of marijuana.
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Then they saw them holding a gun and decided to act. They say Scott initially refused their orders to drop the weapon and emerge from the car. When he finally did, he was shot. Police releasing an image of the weapon they say Scott had at the time, but acknowledging that in the video, one cannot conclusively see Scott holding or pointing a weapon before he's killed.
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>> There is no definitive visual evidence that he had a gun in his hand. You can see something in the hand, and that he pointed it at an officer.>> The State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the probe of the shooting. The police chief saying no officers have been criminally charged thus far.