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Published On: Thu, Sep 22nd, 2016

Brentley Vinson identified as black officer who shot and killed criminal Keith Lamont Scott, update on gun found

While the media is enjoying the heightened ratings with nightly protests in Charlotte, the facts continue to paint a different picture. Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Brentley Vinson, a black police officer.

Scott has a lengthy arrest record which includes seven years in prison on a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,  aggravated assault in 1992 and assault with intent to kill in 1995. None of this is relevant to the shooting other than giving the police the benefit of the doubt when dealing with a life-long violent criminal.

Keith Lamont Scott

Keith Lamont Scott

The rage in North Carolina seems to be ongoing as city’s police chief told reporters Thursday he has no intention of releasing dashcam video of Scott’s shooting “to the masses.”

Chief Kerr Putney said officials are working with the family to view the footage, noting that the video will not provide “definitive visual evidence” that Scott pointed a gun at police officers. But other evidence and witness accounts support the police narrative that officers opened fire only after Scott refused to drop his weapon, he said.

A woman at the scene of the shooting who claimed to be Scott’s daughter live-streamed on Facebook for over an hour.

On the Facebook stream the woman can be heard screaming “they shot my daddy, he didn’t have no gun.” and “they just plantin shit, they shot my mo***f*****n daddy four times for being black”. One officer walked by the woman filming and she states “he probably rapes his m*****f****** daughter” towards the officer.

She continued to call the officers ugly and shout profanities at them.

Brentley Vinson

Brentley Vinson

In the Facebook video you can see a crowd gathering and shouting insults at the officers. One man can be heard yelling “put your guns down and we’ll fight you” to the police.

Putney noted that the protests have resulted in 44 arrests and injuries to nine civilians and five police officers: “We’re not going to tolerate the behavior.”

“We cannot tolerate violence. We cannot tolerate the destruction of property and will not tolerate the attacks against our police officers that is occurring right now,” Gov. Pat McCrory told CNN on Wednesday night.

“It’s time to change the narrative because I can tell you from the facts that the story’s a little bit different as to how it’s been portrayed so far, especially through social media,” Putney said.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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