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Family of NC man killed by officer to meet with prosecutors

Posted November 28

Keith Scott's wife had filed 2 restraining orders against him

— An attorney for the family of a man shot to death by a North Carolina police officer two months ago says they are scheduled to meet with prosecutors to discuss the case.

Attorney Charles Monnette said Monday that the family of Keith Lamont Scott is scheduled to meet with Mecklenburg County prosecutors on Wednesday at 9 a.m. That's when an announcement is expected on whether charges will be filed against Officer Brently Vinson in Scott's death on Sept. 20. The shooting set off several days of unrest and protests across Charlotte.

Monnette said he hopes to hear the results of the investigation into the shooting, specifically what led Vinson to fire his weapon while no other officers fired a shot.

Both Vinson and Scott are black.


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  • Mary Hunt Nov 29, 1:05 p.m.
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    Just for reference.

  • Mary Hunt Nov 29, 1:04 p.m.
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    Rakeyia Scott: Don't shoot him. Don't shoot him. He has no weapon. He has no weapon. Don't shoot him. He didn't do anything.

    Officer in background: Drop the ****ing gun.

    Officer: Drop the gun, drop the gun.

    Officer: Drop the gun. Let me get a ****ing baton over here.

    Rakeyia Scott: Keith, don't let them break the windows. Come on out the car.

    Officer: Drop the gun.

    Rakeyia Scott: Keith! Don't do it.

    Officer: Drop the gun.

    Rakeyia Scott: Keith get out the car. Keith! Don't you do it, don't you do it. Keith, Keith, Keith! Don't you do it!

    (Four gunshots are heard.)

    She started off telling the officers not to shoot and that he had no weapon. I believe that towards the end of the footage she was desperately trying to simultaneously calm Keith (who was prone to confusion after his brain injury) and keep the officers from reacting too quickly/recklessly.

  • Alfred Barnes Nov 29, 11:51 a.m.
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    Eh, you're both wrong. The wife initially told her husband, "don't you do it" repeatedly, then telling the officers, "don't shoot him", since he apparently didn't listen to anyone and postured up in a firearm offensive manner, even though he may not have had the weapon in his hand. He was hiding something, refused lawful orders to stand down, and had initially refused to leave his vehicle after officers saw him brandishing a weapon outside of this vehicle. Dude got what he deserved, no more, no less. There is no need to add to the trauma of this already tragic event by bringing charges against any officer.

  • Mary Hunt Nov 29, 8:09 a.m.
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    That's simply not true. Where did you hear get that information.

    In the video, she is yelling at the officers to not shoot him because he does not have a gun and has a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).

  • William Price Nov 29, 6:32 a.m.
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    so the wife whom was in the video yelling please keith just drop the gun is now trying to sue and prosecute a cop who shot him because he wouldnt drop the weapon.......makes sense