CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE CALLS FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF VIDEOS OF THE KILLING OF KEITH LAMONT SCOTT IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
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September 23, 2016 202-225-7080
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Calls for the Immediate Release of Videos of the Killing of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina
Jackson Lee: “Charlotte Police should immediately release the video showing the killing of Keith Lamont Scott. The public is entitled to know the facts and the truth.”
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, released the following statement today regarding the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott:
"My thoughts and prayers are with the Scott family and for calm in Charlotte.
“I call upon the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to release immediately all videos showing the killing of Keith Lamont Scott. The public is entitled to know the facts and the truth surrounding this tragic incident.
“Like far too many other mothers and grandmothers of black children can tell you—this problem did not start in Charlotte. I share their pain, anger, frustration, and pain. What is needed is healing, and that can only begin with transparency and accountability by those entrusted with the responsibility for administering, enforcing, and upholding the law.”