Police in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., have released the full, graphic body-cam and dashcam footage of the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte last month, Reuters reports.
According to the report, a lawyer for Scott’s family said that the videos do not support police claims that Scott was holding a gun at the time of his death.
Reuters notes that the roughly 16-minute body-cam video, longer than previous clips released by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, shows officers giving Scott medical aid as he moans in pain with his hands still cuffed behind his back.
No gun is seen with Scott in the videos, but, Reuters reports, an officer near Scott can be heard telling another officer to “stay right here with the gun.”
Nonetheless, one of the family’s lawyers, Justin Bamberg, believes that a gun would have been seen.
“My belief is if it was in that section near his body, you would have seen it,” Bamberg told the Charlotte Observer. “We still don’t know. This video does not shine any light on whether a firearm was in his possession or where it was found.”
As the New York Daily News reports, Scott’s funeral had been scheduled for Thursday in James Island, S.C., but has been canceled because of the expected effects of Hurricane Matthew.