In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, protesters block I-277 during a third night of unrest following Tuesday's police fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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The family of the African-American man whose death has triggered days of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, released a dramatic video of the police shooting Friday, raising pressure on the authorities to make their own footage public.The police have refused to release body-cam and dash-cam video of the shooting Tuesday, which they say shows Keith Lamont Scott posed officers a threat.Moments later, the video shows Scott lying face down on the asphalt surrounded by officers.The police, too, say premature release of the video might interfere with a parallel state investigation.Charlotte's handling of the case contrasts sharply with a similar police shooting last Friday involving an African-American man in Tulsa, Oklahoma.There, the video has been released and the white officer involved charged with first degree manslaughter.In Charlotte, the officer identified as having shot Scott, Brentley Vinson, is black.No gun is visible in the police video, which shows Scott stepping backward when he was shot, according to a family lawyer.
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