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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 file photo, protesters shout as they march in the streets of Charlotte, N.C., to protest the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Less than a year after a devastating motorcycle wreck that friends say left him muddled and struggling, Scott was shot to death on Sept. 20, by Charlotte police officers who said he refused to drop a gun. Some experts say his traumatic brain injury, and the medicine he took for it, could have contributed to the situation that left him dead. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Protesters took to the streets of Charlotte after Keith Scott police shooting decision


Dozens of people took to the streets Wednesday night in protest after a district attorney decided against charging a black police officer in the fatal shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who was waiting in his car on September 20 when he was confronted by police.

The District Attorney ruled the Charlotte, N.C. police officer was "justified" in the fatal shooting and "acted lawfully," because Scott had a gun in his hands and refused to heed warnings to drop it when he was killed.

Protesters marched in Charlotte after the announcement there would be no charges.

The District Attorney said the "Charlotte police officer acted lawfully."

One reporter described the protest as "relatively peaceful."

Marchers stood in the streets chanting.

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2106 file photo, demonstrators protest the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. The killing of Keith Lamont Scott by a Charlotte police officer, and the demonstrations that followed, reverberate beyond this city, illuminating existing dividing lines in a state that will help decide whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

The district attorney asked the public to review the case findings before protesting again. Two nights of protests after the September shooting led to several injuries and cost the city millions of dollars in damages.

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