Charlotte police chief Kerr Putney told reporters the footage could be released as early as Saturday (Sept. 24) evening. While it was not clear whether the videos would answer the question of whether Scott had a gun, Putney told reporters Saturday that Scott was ”absolutely in possession of a handgun.” Scott’s family has said that Scott was holding a book, not a gun. A separate video recording, taken by Scott’s wife on her cell phone in the run-up to and aftermath of the shooting, did not provide a definitive answer to the dispute.

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