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Hillary Clinton calls for video of fatal shooting in Charlotte to be made public

Hillary Clinton on Friday called on Charlotte, North Carolina to release police video of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

The Democratic presidential nominee announced early Saturday that she was cancelling a trip to Charlotte on Sunday, after days of protests and unrest following the shooting. Police have been reluctant to release dashboard and body camera footage of Scott's death.

Kerr Putney, chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, previously told reporters the video will be made public when he believes there is a "compelling reason" to do so. He cautioned that people should not expect the footage to be released because doing so could "jeopardize the investigation."

Scott's family viewed the videos on Thursday and has asked for them to be made public, Reuters reported.

The Associated Press reported that some demonstrators were heard chanting "release the tape" and "we want the tape." Reuters reported that police have used tear gas and non-lethal projectiles to break up crowds blocking traffic on a highway.

Earlier on Friday, NBC News obtained video taken by Scott's wife of the moments just before the 43-year-old was shot. Rakeyia Scott can be heard urging officers to not shoot her husband and begging her husband to comply with officer commands.

After shots are fired, she yells, "Did you shoot him?," "He better not be f---ing dead" and "He better live!"

Call for calm in Charlotte