Community activist reacts to DA's decision not to charge officer

Community Activist Reacts to District Attorney's ruling

- Just hours after the Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney decided not to charge the officer who shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, protestor Greg Jackson still has questions.

"Two and a half months is just way too long to tell me what's going on in the investigation when I'm out there protesting. I'm an active listener and in that time of being a protestor I want to know what's going on right now," said Jackson. 

Another conflict Jackson brings up is the debate about whether or not Scott was holding and/or pointing the gun at the officers that resulted in this death.

"Being an officer shouldn’t threaten you, you’ve been through this training. This is what you go through in training. I don’t want officers to be threatening by someone drawing a gun and the look in their eyes telling you something is about to happen. I need you to be a little more aware and a little more in your training to be prepared for something like that," Jackson said. 

Jackson tells says he'll continue to work with CMPD in efforts to improve community relations and will be reaching out to the district attorney in hopes of a sit down.

He urges peaceful and non violent protests -- but has a message for those people who feel the DA's ruling was absolutely justified. 
 
"Don’t use this to put you on a high horse," Jackson said.  Maybe there are wrongs in this situation we can highlight that can be prevented for the next time. What can’t be ignored is that this is an epidemic going on across the country and across America."
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