Residents call for Charlotte mayor, police chief to resign

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on protests following the shooting of a man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):

10:30 p.m.

An emotionally charged audience has called on Charlotte's mayor and police chief to resign during a forum to let people express opinions about the shooting death last week of a black man by a police officer.

More than 100 people jammed City Council chambers Monday to vent their frustrations with police after the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.

Speakers took direct aim at Mayor Jennifer Roberts as well as Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, calling on them to resign from their respective offices. Roberts and Putney have taken criticism for their handling of the aftermath of the shooting, including the delay in the release of video showing the shooting.

After more than two hours of hearing from residents, City Council members took the floor.

"The unrest here has been decades in the making," council member Al Alston said. "Tuesday was the boiling point, and it's getting hotter."

Watch a portion of the Charlotte City Council meeting on Facebook below: 



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8:15 p.m.

Several hundred demonstrators are marching peacefully through downtown Charlotte after leaving a rally organized by the NAACP to protest a man's fatal shooting by police.

The demonstrators left a downtown church Monday evening in a slow-moving procession behind a police SUV down the center of the streets. It's not clear whether the group had a parade permit.

Charlotte officials had warned earlier Monday that marching or demonstrating in the streets without a permit is illegal.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Monday that four of the 11 people arrested overnight were charged with standing in the street. Police on Sunday stopped blocking downtown traffic to allow marchers in the road and directed demonstrators to stay on sidewalks.
 

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