Skip to main content

Charlotte police on rioters: most arrested are from out-of-state

Spokesman: 'We've got the instigators that are coming in from the outside'

Charlotte police on rioters: most arrested are from out-of-state

A spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police revealed on CNN Thursday that around "70 percent" of the rioters they've arrested have had out-of-state IDs, suggesting that "outside entities" have attempted to take advantage of the situation.  

"This is not Charlotte that's out here," spokesman Todd Walther told CNN's Erin Burnett. "These are outside entities that are coming in and causing these problems. These are not protestors, these are criminals. We've got the instigators that are coming in from the outside.  They were coming in on buses from out of state.  If you go back and look at some of the arrests that were made last night.  I can about say probably 70% of those had out-of-state IDs.  They're not coming from Charlotte."

p>Walther also addressed the issue at the center of the riots, whether or not the shooting was justified. Walther told CNN he had seen the dashcam video footage himself  and that it clearly shows Keith Lamont Scott holding a firearm. "It's very clear that Mr. Scott exited the vehicle with a handgun in his hand. He was armed at the time," he said, adding, he's "100 percent sure" it was a handgun, the same one recovered at the scene. Scott was only shot after officers "repeatedly" told him to drop the gun and he refused to do so.  

 

This article continues at [Daily Wire] Charlotte Police: Most of the People We've Arrested Were Brought In From Other States

Back to top