CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local):
Hundreds of protesters are marching through the heart of Charlotte’s business district.
Protesters shout as they march downtown on the third night of protests in Charlotte, N.C. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, following Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
The protesters stopped for about 15 minutes to chant and block an intersection near Bank of America’s headquarters. They then moved on as police and members of the National Guard monitored them.
The demonstration that began about 7:30 p.m. at a park has so far been peaceful.
The crowd includes curious onlookers who emerged from hotels and office buildings to take pictures.
The business district, known locally as uptown, has been on edge Thursday after two nights of chaotic protests that included vandalism and injuries.
The protests stem from the fatal shooting this week of a black many police.
A North Carolina congressman says that people are protesting in Charlotte because they “hate White people.”
U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, a Republican whose district includes parts of Charlotte, was asked by an interviewer for Britain’s BBC TV what grievance the protesters have.
In this Monday Jan. 18, 2016 file photo, U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, speaks to the media at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. Pittenger, a Republican congressman who represents the Charlotte area said Thursday that people are protesting in the city because they “hate white people.” (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
In the video posted online Thursday, Pittenger responded: “The grievance in their mind is — the animus, the anger — they hate White people because White people are successful and they’re not.”
He later released a statement apologizing and saying that his anguish over the situation led him to give a response he regretted.
Chaotic protests broke out Tuesday and Wednesday in Charlotte after a Black man was shot to death by a police officer.
The North Carolina Democratic Party released a statement saying Pittenger’s remarks were inexcusable and racist.
Charlotte police say the man shot in the head during Wednesday night’s protests near a downtown hotel has died.
Police spokesman Keith Trietley says in a news release that 26-year-old Justin Carr died Thursday at the hospital.
Demonstrators moves near a police line as they protest Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Carr was shot as protesters clashed with police in riot gear lined arm-in-arm protecting the Omni Hotel about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. City officials say Carr was not shot by an officer.
Police Chief Kerr Putney says the detectives are determined to find who fired the fatal shots. No arrests have been made.
The lawyer for relatives of a Black man killed by Charlotte police says he couldn’t tell after watching police video if the man had anything in his hands when he was shot.
Keith Scott’s family was shown the dashboard and body camera footage by police Thursday.
Attorney Eduardo Curry, left, representing the family of Keith Lamont Scott, speaks with family members prior to a news conference following Tuesday’s police shooting of Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. The family declined to address the media. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
After viewing it, attorney Justin Bamberg said in a statement they want the video released to the public immediately. Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney has said he won’t release the video while a criminal investigation continues.
Bamberg says Scott is seen in the video calmly exiting his vehicle Tuesday and while police give him several commands, he does not approach officers. Bamberg says Scott’s hands were by his side and he was slowly walking backward when he was shot
About 100 protesters have gathered at a park in uptown Charlotte, launching a third night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of a black man by a Black police officer.
Demonstrators stand on the street in downtown protesting Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Charlotte police refused under mounting pressure Thursday to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting of a black man, as the National Guard arrived to try to head off a third night of violence in this city on edge. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
With dwindling daylight, the protesters formed a circle and chanted several slogans, including “We believe that we will win.” Some of them wrapped bandanas around their faces to protect themselves from tear gas.
About 50 feet away, about a dozen Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers sat on bicycles observing the protesters.
National Guardsman stand on the street in downtown Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Charlotte police refused under mounting pressure Thursday to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting of a black man, as the National Guard arrived to try to head off a third night of violence in this city on edge. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Camouflage Humvees carrying National Guard members are patrolling downtown interspersed with civilian vehicles. Guard members with fatigues and rifles walked through a plaza near the headquarters of Bank of America.
The attorney for relatives of a black man shot to death by Charlotte police says the family has seen police videos of his killing.
Lawyer Justin Bamberg tells television crews he would not detail what they saw. Bamberg says: “There are some things to digest.”
Members of Keith Scott’s family didn’t talk to reporters as they quickly left Charlotte’s police headquarters Thursday afternoon.
Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said earlier Thursday he won’t release the body and dashboard camera video while the criminal investigation into Tuesday’s shooting continues.
An attorney for relatives of a Black man shot and killed by an officer in Charlotte says the victim’s wife “saw him get shot and killed.”
Attorney Justin Bamberg spoke Thursday on behalf of the family of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott during a news conference. He says the family was not present because they were still grieving.
Bamberg said: “My understanding is that his wife saw him get shot and killed. That’s something she will never, ever forget.”
He did not give other details about what the wife saw.
Bamberg says the family will view police video of the shooting later Thursday.
It is not clear when, or if, dash and body camera video of the shooting might be publicly released.