Scott family ‘disappointed’ in DA’s decision, asks that protests remain peaceful

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – The family of Keith Lamont Scott, the man fatally shot by officer Brentley Vinson in September, says they are “disappointed” with the District Attorney’s decision not to criminally charge the officer.

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The decision was announced Wednesday by Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray, that Vinson “acted lawfully” in shooting Scott.

Below is a statement issued from Scott’s family:

We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray, his office and the SBI for the respect they have shown the Scott family and for their willingness to explain how they conducted their investigation and the conclusions they reached.

We are profoundly disappointed in their decision not to criminally charge Officer Brantley Vinson for his actions in taking the life of Keith Lamont Scott.

While we understand that many in the Charlotte area share our frustration and pain, we ask that everyone work together to fix the system that allowed this tragedy to happen in the first place.

All our family wanted was justice and for these members of law enforcement to understand that what they did was wrong.

We respectfully ask that you please keep any protests that may occur peaceful. Responding to violence with violence is never an appropriate response. This is just one more step in our quest for justice.


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