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Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup: Anniversary of Scott Shooting, No Prayer At City Council


Friday, September 22, 2017

Host Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters is set to fill in all the details of the week's top stories, including several remembrances on the one-year anniversary of the Keith Scott Shooting, and CMPD Chief Kerr Putney’s response to recommendations from the Citizens Review Board following the Keith Scott shooting.  City Council opens their Monday meeting without a prayer which has been a longtime tradition.  We’ll tell you the reason for the change.  And the debate over civil war monuments has caught up with Historic Brattonsville.  They’ve cancelled a planned re-enactment.  

Remembrances were in large supply this week for the anniversary of the shooting of Keith Scott that happened this week in 2016.

The Charlotte Citizens Review Board gave recommendations on policy for the department following its split decision last month on whether CMPD officer Brentley Vinson should have been disciplined in Keith Scott’s death. Chief Kerr Putney responded to those recommendations last week and we’ll go over a few of them. 

The Police Foundation also released their recommendations this week. We'll go through thoseas we wrap up a week of reflection about last year’s shooting and the protests that followed.  

Monday’s City Council meeting opened without a prayer, which has been a longtime tradition for the council. Mayor Jennifer Roberts announced at the time that city attorney Bob Hageman had made the recommendations, but later, Hageman said there may have been some confusion between he and the mayor on this point. We’ll talk about what unfolded there.

Because of the national (and local) debate over Civil War Memorials, Historic Brattonsville has decided to cancel a planned Civil War Re-enactment for next month, citing that there were actually no Civil War battles at this site and because of a concern for visitor safety due to the political climate.

And just after we got through Hurricane Irma, Maria is on her way. We’ll talk about the current path of the latest hurricane, which is headed north after being destructive in Puerto Rico.

Those stories and much more with Mike Collins and local reporters on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.


David  Boraks, WFAE Reporter.

Katie Peralta, Reporter for The Charlotte Observer

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Qcitymetro.com

Mary C.Curtis, columnist at Roll Call and a contributor to other publications including WCCB News Rising and NBCBLK.