UPDATE: State of Emergency lifted in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

- UPDATE: 9/28/2016 (6:15 p.m.): Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Chairman Trevor Fuller issued a proclamation to terminate the State of Emergency in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

On Wednesday Governor McCrory also lifted North Carolina's State of Emergency declaration for the City of Charlotte upon notice that the city lifted its state of emergency.

"I have lifted the State of Emergency declaration for Charlotte which coincides with the city lifting its declaration," said Governor McCrory in a written statement, released on Wednesday. "I want to thank the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, State Highway Patrol and North Carolina National Guard for working together to restore order over the past week. We will continue working with local law enforcement and officials to offer any further assistance needed."

On September 21, the governor made the emergency declaration upon the request of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney to assist local law enforcement.

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UPDATE: 9/22/2016 (3:30 p.m.): Governor Pat McCrory gave an update on the NC National Guard and State Highway Patrol and other resources called on to help the city of Charlotte during the protests.

“As we continue to monitor the situation here today, I have assured the mayor and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department that the state will continue to offer any and all support necessary to protect property and most importantly our citizens,” said Governor McCrory. “I want to reiterate that any violence directed toward our citizens or police officers or destruction of property will not be tolerated. By working together, I am confident in our ability to support local efforts to restore Charlotte to peace and prosperity.” 

McCrory declared a State of Emergency for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County last night at 11:00 p.m. upon the request of CMPD Chief Putney.

McCrory also visited with two police officers injured during the riots. He has spoken with President Obama and other governors who offered supports. 

“I support and commend the law enforcement officials for their bravery and courage during this difficult situation and continue to pray for all of the officers who have been injured in protests over the last 48 hours,” said Governor McCrory. “I also continue to pray for our city and state, and for the family of Mr. Scott.” 

The State Bureau of Investigation has initiated an independent investigation.

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Governor Pat McCrory declared a State of Emergency following violent protests that erupted in the city of Charlotte Wednesday night after the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

 The North Carolina National Guard arrived at the Charlotte Armory early Thursday morning.

The governor has also initiated efforts to deploy the State Highway Patrol to assist local law enforcement as well.

“Upon a recent request of Chief Putney, the National Guard and State Highway Patrol are sending in resources to further help the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department,” said Governor McCrory in a written statement, released on Thursday. “Any violence directed toward our citizens or police officers or destruction of property should not be tolerated. I support and commend the law enforcement officials for their bravery and courage during this difficult situation.” 

Related: Wednesday protests in Charlotte

One person was shot during the protests Wednesday in Uptown Charlotte, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and the City of Charlotte. That person is on life support, city officials tweeted.

Related: Chief Putney press conference

Two other people were also taken to the hospital. At least seven officers were also being treated, according to Medic.

Related: Witness speaks out abo deadly shooting

Demonstrators took to the streets in what started as peaceful protest over the death of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot and killed by a police officer on Tuesday. When the protest reached the EpiCentre in Charlotte, that's when the situation appeared to turned violent.

 

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