THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 2 DECEMBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:
Prosecutors found no criminal wrongdoing in the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, but will his death still cost the city of Charlotte?
Scott’s family has retained the same attorney who last year won a record $2.25 million settlement from the city in a wrongful-death lawsuit from another police shooting.
In that case, the city acknowledged no wrongdoing in the death of Jonathan Ferrell. But lawyers for Scott’s family have already raised some of the same questions from that case in discussing how the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department handled its encounter with Scott.