A video of a fatal shooting involving Charlotte police and a black man was posted by the New York Times on Friday.
The video was recorded on a smart phone by the deceased’s wife and captures the moment where she pleads with officers not to shoot 43 year old Keith Lamont Scott.
Gunshots can be heard, however the 2 and a half minute capture does not show police actually shooting Scott.
Scott’s wife can be heard in the video attempting to demobilize police with shouts pertaining to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained in a motorcycle accident in 2015.
Charlotte is the latest U.S. city to be shaken by protests and recriminations over the death of a black man at the hands of police
Peaceful demonstrations have taken place in Charlotte’s business district over the last couple days, watched over by the National Guard, in response to the take down.
There is another video recorded by attending police officers, however city officials have refused to release it on the ground that it might impede their investigation.
Demonstrators briefly blocked an intersection near Bank of America headquarters and chanted “release the tape”. Later, many protesters climbing the steps to the door of the city government centre.