This week marks one year since Charlotte police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott and protests erupted across the city. On today's Charlotte Talks, host Mike Collins and WFAE reporters talk to key people who found themselves at the center of those events last year. We hear their impressions of what happened, their reactions in the moment and with the distance of time.
WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney about the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, about the protests that followed, the police department's response and the criticism the department has faced in the aftermath.
David Boraks from WFAE sits down with Braxton Winston, protester-turned activist-turned politician, as he reflects on how the shooting of Keith Scott altered the course of his life and on his run for city council.
WFAE's Marshall Terry talked to City Council Member Julie Eiselt about the tense moments at City Council after the protests following the Keith Scott shooting and her approach to the problems our city faces in terms of safety.
Gwendolyn Glenn from WFAE caught up with young Zianna Oliphant, the youngest face of the aftermath of Keith Scott shooting, about her thoughts reflecting on her speech to city council, a moment that went viral, and about how she's doing today.
Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins ends the hour by sitting down with Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte's mayor, about her reflections on the events of last year and how they have affected her leadership in the city.
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