Authorities involved in Keith Lamont Scott’s shooting investigation withheld over two hours of footage captured by police dash cam cameras. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released a two-minute long video on Saturday afternoon, taken from a body camera worn by one of the responding officers. CMPD’s lawyer Judy Emken said the unreleased footage was withheld because it was too violent, while other aspects are irrelevant to the investigation. However, Scott’s supporters say the footage could corroborate whether or not he was armed. Read more.
Marilyn Mosby Breaks Her Silence In Lengthy Profile By The New York Times
A New York Times expose on Marilyn Mosby details the Baltimore State Attorney’s tumultuous year in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death and subsequent trials of the police officers involved. None of the officers were ultimately held responsible. Mosby’s husband Nick, a prominent city council official who once held dreams of becoming mayor, has also suffered tremendously in the trials’ aftermath. In the article, city officials, reporters, and police officials weigh in, offering different views on Mosby’s trajectory, some scathing. Read more.
Family of Raleigh Shooting Victim Says Accused Murderer is “George Zimmerman 2.0”
The family of a slain Raleigh, North Carolina, man likened his accused shooter to a new-age George Zimmerman, according to reports. Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, 20, was shot and killed on Sunday outside a home near a party he attended. Chad Cameron Copley, 39, who was arrested for Thomas’ murder, allegedly called 911 before the incident to report “hoodlums” in his neighborhood. “I am locked and loaded. I’m going outside to secure my neighborhood,” he reportedly said. A spokesperson for the Raleigh Police Department said a state law bans authorities from publicly confirming the caller’s identity. Read more.
Judge Releases Body Camera Footage In 2015 Shooting Death Of 6-Year-Old Boy
A Louisiana judge released body camera footage showing officers who fired into a vehicle, unknowingly killing a 6-year-old child inside. The incident took place in 2015 after officers observed a couple arguing near a local bar. Officers followed the man, who fled the scene in his car. The pursuit’s aftermath resulted in the child’s death. Both of the involved officers were indicted on second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder. Read more.
Jay Z’s Taking His Talents To The Silver Screen, But Not In The Way You May Think
The rapper/businessman is adding another notch to his mogul belt after inking an exclusive two-year deal with The Weinstein Company. The deal allows Jay Z to formulate scripted and unscripted content in movies and television. Producing is nothing new for Mr. Carter, Annie, Top Five, and The Great Gatsby are just three recent efforts he’s had a hand in. Several projects will be announced soon in conjunction with his multimedia company Roc Nation. Read more.
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