Local News Roundup: Panel Finds Fault In Keith Scott Case; Budget Veto; Soccer Funding
Friday, June 30, 2017
Was the Keith Scott shooting justified? A citizens group weighs in. Republican lawmakers cancel out a budget veto. Charlotte agrees to discuss possible soccer funding. Guest host Tom Bullock and a reporters roundtable recap the week's news.
Two months after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police determined last fall's fatal shooting of Keith Scott was justified, the Citizens Review Board ruled Tuesday there was "substantial evidence of error" in CMPD's conclusion. The panel's 8-2 vote set the stage for an August hearing that the board's attorney said "will look a lot like a trial." But the police department stood by its finding that Officer Brentley Vinson properly followed procedures.
Gov. Roy Cooper put his veto stamp to work on the Republican legislature's state budget, which Cooper had previously criticized as "fiscally irresponsible." But the veto was quickly canceled out by GOP lawmakers. Meanwhile, a state House committee got the ball rolling on a possible impeachment investigation into Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.
City funding for a possible Major League Soccer stadium might not be fully out of bounds. A City Council committee agreed to discuss funding in late July, right about the time Mecklenburg commissioners were planning to vote on putting money into soccer.
Guest host Tom Bullock and a panel of local reporters discuss those and other stories from the week.
Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher, QCityMetro (@glennburkins)
Gwendolyn Glenn, reporter, WFAE (@GG_on_the_air)
Katie Peralta, reporter, The Charlotte Observer (@katieperalta)
Erik Spanberg, senior staff writer, Charlotte Business Journal (@CBJspanberg)