Charlotte has been swept by protests starting Tuesday night following the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year old African-American man, by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer. The police claimed Scott had a weapon, but his family denies he was armed.
On Friday, attorneys for Scott’s family released to the media a cellphone video of the shooting taken by Scott’s wife, where the woman says that her husband "has no weapon."
Police video footage has not yet been released to the public despite public demands to do so.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will reportedly travel to Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend amid the protests.