Keith Lamont Scott

On September 20, 2016, Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, was shot and killed by a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer, also a black man. Protests and riots erupted in Charlotte following the fatal shooting. Here you will find WFAE's coverage of the shooting and its aftermath.

Protests in Charlotte Sept. 21, 2016
David Boraks / WFAE

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott – and the birth of a protest movement called Charlotte Uprising.

The street protests that followed Keith Scott's killing brought all kinds of people to uptown Charlotte - longtime activists, students, uptown professionals, and local clergy. Within a couple of days, many were rallying around a social media hashtag - #CharlotteUprising.

Mayor Jennifer Roberts
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Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the CMPD shooting death of Keith Scott.

In the last year, the protests the shooting inspired have been the impetus for a lot discussion, and reflection. Whether they’ve inspired change depends on your point of view.

[One Year Later: The Anniverary of the Keith Lamont Shooting and Protests]

The Charlotte Observer / Jeff Siner

[One Year Later: The Anniverary of the Keith Lamont Shooting and Protests]

“I stayed because the questions needed to be answered and I felt like if there was a role that I could play, it was in making sure the community wasn’t shoo-shooed away saying, ‘Hey, it’s tough, deal with it later.’”

The next day he woke up and his image was all over the world.

Gwendolyn Glenn/WFAE

A city council meeting following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott last year was out of control at times as a long list of residents spoke, calling for justice. And then there was this 9-year-old, Zianna Oliphant who grabbed everyone’s attention.

Lisa Worf / WFAE

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney speaks with a lot of bluntness these days. Take this example from a Charlotte Talks Public Conversation this summer. He addressed the lack of economic opportunity and other social challenges that disproportionately affect minority neighborhoods.

“I’m not going to say Kumbaya and let’s overcome everything. What I’m going to say is if you have financial means, support the work that needs to be done that changes these outcomes, and then you get out of the way and shut your mouth. And then let those of us who are willing to change outcomes, do so," Putney said at the July 12 event.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

Story updated 6:30 p.m.

Last month the Charlotte Citizens Review Board issued a split decision on whether CMPT Officer Brentley Vinson should have been disciplined for the fatal shooting of Keith Scott. But the board unanimously approved policy recommendations for the department. CMPD Chief Kerr Putney revealed some of the board’s suggestions and responded to them today. WFAE’s Gwendolyn Glenn was at the press conference and joins Nick de la Canal in the studio.

Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. To Speak No Evil © All Rights Reserved 2017 tospeaknoevil.com

Photographer Alvin Jacobs of Charlotte does what you’d expect a photographer to do: Lots of personal portraits and fashion photography are in his portfolio.

And then, he has a passion project. He travels to cities with social unrest. He’s captured protests in places like Ferguson, Baltimore, Charlotte. Last weekend, it was Charlottesville.

Gwendolyn Glenn/WFAE

Charlotte’s Citizens Review Board will not ask CMPD Chief Kerr Putney to reverse his decision to exonerate Officer Brentley Vinson of wrongdoing in last year’s fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. After nearly three full days of testimony and arguments, Thursday’s vote was split four to four.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

If the Charlotte Citizens Review Board was a courtroom jury, it would be a hung jury in the case of CMPD officer Brentley Vinson. Members considered whether CMPD Chief Kerr Putney erred when he ruled that last year’s fatal police shooting of Keith Scott was justified and decided not to discipline Vinson.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

Today marks the third day for the Charlotte Citizens Review Board’s hearing on whether CMPD should have disciplined Officer Brentley Vinson for fatally shooting Keith Lamont Scott last September.

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