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Four arrested in uptown protests after Keith Scott case results


Four people were arrested after protests in uptown Charlotte following the announcement that no charges will be filed against the officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott.

Landon Rice, 22, James Marsicano, 23, Eleanor Everette, 16, and Ngogloan Tran, 25, were arrested, police said Thursday morning.

"At approximately 7:00 p.m., CMPD officers encountered peaceful protesters in front of CMPD Headquarters and worked with organizers to facilitate lawful demonstrations," Charlotte police said. "The protestors began marching towards the square and stopped at 4th and Tryon, the Omni and the Transit Center." 

CMPD says their Civil Emergency Unit was on standby, but was never deployed. At the peak of the protests, there were between 75 and 100 protestors, CMPD predicts. 

The city of Charlotte released the following statement following the demonstrations: 

“A small group of demonstrators gathered in Uptown last night beginning at CMPD headquarters and moving to various locations in center-city. The demonstrations were lawful for the most part, and for that, we are thankful. During that time, CMPD arrested four people for obstruction of traffic.

Opinions may differ, and many of our goals are the same. We all want a stronger, more inclusive city. There is still work to be done as we move forward together as a community. We will continue to be diligent every day focusing on building relationships and engaging in two-way dialogue throughout our community.”

District Attorney Andrew Murray announced Wednesday that no charges will be brought against Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Brentley Vinson in the shooting death Keith Lamont Scott.

Scott, 43, was killed Sept. 20 when police were serving a warrant at The Village at College Downs apartment complex on Old Concord Road.

The autopsy, released by the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner, shows that Scott was killed by gunshot wounds to the posterior left chest and left abdomen.

"After a thorough review, it is my conclusion that Officer Vinson acted lawfully in shooting Scott on September 20, 2016," Murray Wednesday morning.

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Murray extended his "heartfelt" prayers to Scott's family Wednesday and said he "personally reviewed" Scott's case.

Protesters gather around CMPD's headquarters Wednesday night around 6:30 p.m. to protest the decision. The group marched for several hours Wednesday night.

According to CMPD, three people were arrested before 9 p.m. for obstructing traffic uptown. It's not clear what the fourth arrest was for.

The four arrested were charged with obstructing traffic and one person was additionally charged with disorderly conduct. 

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