NC Officer Won't Face Internal Discipline After Shooting Of Keith Lamont Scott

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has determined an officer who killed a man last year followed proper procedures.

The department said Officer Brentley Vinson was justified in shooting and killing Keith Lamont Scott, during a confrontation outside an apartment complex Sept. 20, according to a letter the department sent to Scott’s widow.

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The decision means Officer Vinson will not face termination, suspension or other discipline after an internal review of the shooting.

RELATED: No Charges Filed In Death of Keith Scott

Following Scott’s death, riots and street demonstrations roiled Charlotte, which prompted dozens of arrests and pushed former Governor Pat McCrory to declare a state of emergency.

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An attorney for Scott’s family criticized CMPD, saying the decision shows, “It’s darn near impossible to investigate yourself.”

 

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