CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Some African-American community leaders in Charlotte say the decision not to charge a police officer in the shooting death of a black man was legal, but not right.
North Carolina NAACP President William Barber says it appears the police officers shoot quicker at black people than others.
Community groups want a full federal investigation into the shooting of Keith Scott by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Brentley Vinson. They also want
Charlotte police to change their policies to encourage officers to use non-deadly force and improve their negotiating skills and train them to work on deescalating confrontations before they turn deadly.
Charlotte police say they’re having an independent review of their policies, and will release body camera footage when people are seriously hurt or killed by officers as soon as possible.
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