Charlotte police on Saturday released portions of bodycam and dashcam footage and other information related to the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, bowing to public pressure after initially refusing to share any video.
"I have decided that we're at a stage where I can release additional information without adversely impacting [the State Bureau of Investigation's] investigation," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said at a news conference Saturday afternoon. "Prior to this point, it would have had an impact."
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The videos were released at around 6:35 p.m. Putney stressed that the new footage won't show Scott holding the gun police say he was brandishing — a point of contention with family members who have argued he didn't have a weapon.
"The footage will not prove anything true or not it, only can support the physical evidence," he said, adding that new evidence as a whole would provide "the most complete puzzle" that police could offer.
Putney said other portions of the video not released were not relevant to the shooting.