CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - Did several alleged eyewitnesses to the Keith Scott shooting lie about what they saw? According to the District Attorney the answer is yes.
FOX 46 Charlotte analyzed the report by District Attorney Andrew Murray that was released to the public on Wednesday. It lists all of the evidence they worked with in the Keith Scott shooting, and it also essentially says many of the supposed eyewitnesses to the shooting lied about what they saw.
One witness told FOX 46 Charlotte she saw a white officer shoot Keith Scott while his hands were raised, but investigators said she later told them she never saw the shooting.
One man claimed he saw police shoot Keith Scott and that he was unarmed, but investigators later determined he lied, and was actually in Nebraska at the time of the shooting.
Then there was the viral video posted by Keith Scott's daughter Keirra, in which she claimed a white officer shot her father while he was holding a book. But her mom told investigators Keirra never saw the shooting and wasn't there when it happened.
Statement from Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office:
“This office does not have plans to pursue charges against those who made claims that were later recanted or refuted by the evidence, however, this should serve as an important lesson for our community. As we move forward, we ask that the community not jump to conclusions until all of the facts are collected as part of a thorough investigation.”