Published January 31, 2017
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, have released two dash camera videos from the shooting death of a black man by a white officer in 2012.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's released the material Monday evening on a judge's order.
The video from the lead car shows two officers chasing Michael Laney on a following on a motor scooter for more than a minute and a half at about 20 mph. Laney pulls into his mother's yard. The officers were looking for a robbery suspect.
Police said the officers tackled Laney outside the view of the cameras.
A prosecutor ruled that officer Anthony Holtzhauer was justified in shooting Laney as he struggled with another officer, who yelled that Laney had a gun.
Laney's brother, Antoine Laney, said he was disappointed the videos don't show what happened. He thinks the shooting was unjustified.