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Friday, September 30, 2016

Charlotte Police Chief: 'We Did Not Find a Book' After Scott Shooting

In the aftermath of a night of violent riots and protests in Charlotte, N.C. over the shooting of a black man by a black police officer, Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney confirmed during a press conference Wednesday morning that the subject in question was armed with a handgun when he was fatally shot by police Tuesday.

Putney added that a handgun was recovered at the scene, which Scott allegedly had in his hand when he emerged from his car and was ultimately shot by a black police officer.

Putney, who is also black, claimed police did not find a book at the scene, responding to a spreading theory that a book is all Scott was holding when he was shot dead by police.

"I can tell you a weapon was seized, a handgun. I can also tell you we did not find a book that has been made reference to," Putney stated during the press conference.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again, never let the truth interfere with a good story! The people that started the book story should be brought in for obstruction of justice!

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter what the police say, the trouble makers will accuse the police of lying.

Anonymous said...

The trouble is who can believe the police anymore, so many of them lie to us just like the politicians.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they confused a book with a magazine, the one that was in the pistol.

Anonymous said...

The old leather gun holder is what prob looked like a book from the clueless witnesses.

Anonymous said...

No surprise here it was a gun which they did find, now let the whole country know the accusations by the family were false.

Anonymous said...

Name the police who lied in the last shootings that resulted in riots? Baltimore, fergason.? YOU are trying to go with the FALSE narrative and I'm tired of people like YOU.

Anonymous said...

The family said it was a book also and the wife damn sure knew that the man had a gun. I think they should be charged with the damages that resulted.

Anonymous said...

150
Bingo
Thank you!