Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., police are defending their use of excessive force on an unarmed man after they say he tried to run away after a traffic stop. According to police, on March 26, 2016, James Yarborough, a passenger in a car pulled over for a traffic stop, ran from police. Officers apprehended Yarborough and,…
A community is outraged about cellphone footage going viral on social media that shows a Charlotte, N.C., beauty supply store owner constraining a black woman in a choke hold after accusing her of stealing. Community leaders and customers are now calling for a boycott of the store.
Attorneys representing the family of Keith Lamont Scott say that Scott’s wife witnessed the Tuesday-afternoon shooting that killed her husband.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., police insist that 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was carrying a gun and not complying with officers’ orders when he was shot Tuesday afternoon, but why did police initiate contact with him in the first place?
The shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, a disabled black man who was reportedly reading a book when he was shot by a black police officer in Charlotte, N.C., sparked protests Tuesday that continued late into the night, the Washington Post reports.