“The three pieces of audio contain the 911 call and radio traffic received and transmitted moments after the fatal shooting that sparked week-long protests in Charlotte and a nation wide debate,” writes the television news outlet.
In one police radio call, an officer can be heard saying, “Shots fired. Suspect down.” Police redacted the audio and altered the voices, notes the report. The shooting occurred about 3 P.M. on Sept. 20 at an apartment complex in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg County.
Another radio call likely sheds light on why officers may have noticed Scott, 43, a married father of seven, in the first place.
Family says he was sitting in his car waiting for his son to be dropped off after school. But officers, who were staking out the nearby Village at College Downs complex for another individual, reportedly observed a man–presumably Scott–sitting in a car, rolling a joint with a handgun in his possession, according to one audio. The exchange below occurred about five minutes before the shooting.
In the 911 call, an obviously distraught witness told the operator that a man was shot by a Black officer.
The 911 call and police radio transmissions fail to explain why Scott ended up dead instead of questioned and sent back home to his wife and children. North Carolina residents can carry firearms in most public places without a permit or license. And marijuana is essentially decriminalized in the state of North Carolina, notes The Washington Post.
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This is Jaquavion Slaton, the 20-year-old who was was shot & killed by Fort Worth Police on Sunday. Community demanding release of body camera video, but FWPD hasn’t said when/if that will happen. #WFAApic.twitter.com/iakQyWrRCl
Continue reading 62 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police
62 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police
UPDATED: 9:54 a.m. EDT, July 20, 2019 --
Police shooting and killing Black males is all but a centuries-old American tradition among law enforcement in the U.S. But the fact that this apparent rite of police passage was still thriving in 2019 and expected to continue well into 2020 and beyond should give any American citizen pause as more and more names of Black males continue to be added to a growing list of victims with what seems like a new shooting every week.
Most recently, the country has been outraged by now the justice system failed the family of Eric Garner who strangled by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Sadly, the Justice Department decided Pantaleo will not be hit with federal charges and it is still being decided if he will even lose his job as a police officer. Garner is one of many victims.
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Other victims' names include, but certainly, aren't limited to: Tamir Rice; Botham Shem Jean; E.J. Bradford; and Michael Brown.
As NewsOne continues covering these shootings that so often go ignored by mainstream media, the below running list Black men and boys who have been shot and killed by police under suspicious circumstances can serve as a tragic reminder of the danger they face upon being born into a world of hate that branded them as suspects since birth.