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After violent chaos in Charlotte, an investigation ensues

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>> An investigation underway in Charlotte, Thursday, into the violent protests that wounded nine civilians overnight, including one critically who was hit by gunfire. Police saying they do not yet know whether the bullet came from the gun of a cop or a civilian.>> We're reviewing video and we're assessing our people who were there as well because an allegation was made that one of our officers might have been involved.
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As I said before, guys, we're here to seek the truth. So, we're investigating that to find the truth. The absolute truth as best the evidence can show us.>> 44 arrests made, as residents looted and assaulted police using tear gas on the crowds. Reuters Andy Sullivan is in Charlotte.
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>> We are bracing for a possible third night of unrest. Downtown, they are sweeping up broken glass and boarding up windows after protestors unleashed mayhem over several square blocks on Wednesday. The governor has called in the National Guard to help prevent other acts of property damage if unrest does break out again tonight.
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The police are basically in a defensive crouch from what I saw. While they were controlling the streets, they were basically powerless on Wednesday night to prevent people from smashing windows and looting stores.>> Despite a state of emergency, no curfew Thursday night. Although, workers at Bank of America and Wells Fargo, two large employers in Charlotte, were told to stay home.
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The chaos erupting after Keith Scott was fatally shot by police Tuesday. Cops say he was holding a gun. Friends and family say it was a book. And Charlotte's mayor says an investigation is underway. The police not as of yet releasing footage of the deadly incident despite the demands of many, including the American Civil Liberties Union.
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The police chief saying it does not clearly show whether the victim, Scott, was in fact pointing a gun.>> We can't anticipate.