Right on the heels of the murder of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma, another man named Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by police in Charlotte, North Carolina. While law enforcement in Tulsa, Oklahoma quickly released footage of the incident and charged the officer who shot Crutcher with manslaughter, law enforcement in North Carolina has not been so cooperative. Protests and subsequent riots sprung up and lasted days before some sort of video was released. But the edited clips that have been released have done nothing to quiet suspicions about the behavior of the police in the aftermath of the shooting, or pacify a very angry community looking for answers.
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Distrust of the police in situations like this are common, especially when you note how often cops have been known to plant evidence to acquit themselves at the scene. In this case, suspicions are at an all time high as family and witnesses say one thing, and the police are saying the exact opposite. In this exclusive video, this witness reveals what she says she saw from the moment Keith got out of the car. Hit play above to hear what she had to say, and Rickey’s comments on it all, in this clip brought to you by “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”