Charlotte city, county leaders give update on Charlotte protests


CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) — Charlotte city leaders gathered Friday morning to give an update on the third night of protests in Charlotte.

Mayor Roberts said the city continues to maintain their level of resources and the city is in preparation for the weekend.

Mayor Roberts said schools and day cares are exempt from the curfew, but bars and restaurants will be closing at midnight.

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CMPD Chief Putney said around 8:30 p.m. protesters started blocking streets and at 8:45 p.m. some protesters at Romare Bearden Park put on gas masks. They were told that there was a violent group out of South Carolina coming in.

Chief Putney said the call about violent groups coming in his what prompted the call for curfew.

The protesting groups began to dissipate around 1:45 a.m. according to Chief Putney. One National Guard member was treated for minor injuries and three CMPD officers, according to Chief Putney.

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There were a total of three arrests.

Chief Putney said this would be his last update on the death of Keith Lamont Scott because it’s being turned over to the State Bureau of Investigation.

Mayor Roberts said, “I lean towards transparency in everything our city does. However, I know there’s a delicate balance in an ongoing investigation.”

Chief Putney said the time has to be right in released the dash and body cam video.

Mayor Roberts said there are things that will be different this weekend and some businesses are operating on different schedules.

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