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Statement by Mayor Jennifer Roberts regarding today's release to the public of body and dash cam videos:


I fully support the videos being released to the public.

I have been calling for the release of the videos as soon as possible and now that the family has viewed it on Thursday afternoon and interviews with witnesses are complete, releasing it to the public is the right thing to do to ensure transparency and accountability.

I want the citizens of Charlotte to view the video to see the incident for themselves. Transparency and accountability are critical in this process.

The SBI continues to be in charge of the investigation. I have been in conversations with the US Attorney, and have asked the Department of Justice to be available to address any potential civil rights concerns.