SBI launching investigation into Keith Scott shooting, McCrory says

The National Guard will be patrolling streets in Charlotte Thursday evening. Chief Putney says with the Guard and State Police in place, a curfew will not be imposed.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The State Bureau of Investigation will conduct an independent investigation into the shooting of Keith Scott by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer.

That shooting Tuesday touched off two nights of violent disturbances in Charlotte as demonstrators took to the streets protesting the death of Keith Lamont Scott.

Governor Pat McCrory, speaking in Charlotte, said the SBI's investigation will be separate from the one being conducted by CMPD, so as McCrory put it, everyone would, "get the right answers."

The Governor said the request for an independent investigation came from District Attorney Andrew Murray.

"So I've had discussions with the District Attorney, Mr. Murray indicating the investigation is independent and our team is doing that at this point in time," McCrory said.

Chief Kerr Putney indicated Thursday that the dash cam and body cam video from the shooting would be made available to the Scott family but would not be made public because of the on-going investigation.

The Chief did say that from his viewing of the video, it is impossible to tell if Scott ever pointed a gun at officers.

The Chief said yesterday that the body cam video from the uniformed Charlotte police officers who were there did not show everything that happened in "totality."

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