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​November 30, 2016 10:42 a.m.

City of Charlotte - statement on the District Attorney's Office announcement

"First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of Mr. Keith Lamont Scott and CMPD Officer Brentley Vinson during these difficult times. Today, the District Attorney’s Office announced its decision not to charge  Officer Vinson, who was involved in the shooting of Mr. Scott, after reviewing the results from the State Bureau of Investigation’s (SBI) review.

We recognize that for some members of our community, this news will be met with different reactions. No matter where you stand on the issue, the events surrounding the Scott shooting have forever changed our community, and we intend to learn from and build a stronger Charlotte because of it. The city is committed to continuing its work with the community to preserve safety, trust and accountability.”


November 30, 2016

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) accepts the decision of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office.

Read the statement regarding the incident involving Officer Brentley Vinson and Mr. Keith Lamont Scott >>