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The city of Charlotte will not settle with the family of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer in 2016, according to the family’s lawyer.

“The city has refused to make any settlement offer whatsoever and has rejected all efforts to amicably settle the matter out of court,” said Justin Bamberg, who represents the Scott family.

Bamberg told the Charlotte Observer the family will file a lawsuit in response.

In April 2017, CMPD announced that the officer who fired the shot “acted lawfully and in accordance with department policy,” and would not face internal discipline related to the shooting.

The shooting sparked anti-police riots in the city for about four consecutive nights.


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