Statement: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on release of Keith Lamont Scott videos: 'As governor of North Carolina, I concur with the Charlotte police chief's decision to release the tapes. I have been assured by the State Bureau of Investigation that the release will have no material impact on the independent investigation since most of the known witnesses have been interviewed. We have appreciated the ongoing dialogue and team work between state and city officials to seek public transparency while protecting the integrity of the investigation and the rights of all parties involved in this case.'
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on video of police shooting Keith Lamont Scott: 'CMPD remains the custodian of the original recording and as such has the legal authority to release it. It is understood discussions are actively underway between local officials regarding the release of that video' - NBC News
House Speaker Paul Ryan: 'These images - they're just so heartbreaking and upsetting. The loss of any life is a tragedy. The response to that, though, cannot be more violence. As leaders, it is our responsibility to promote calm, peace, and dialogue. We cannot allow our nation to be divided up along racial lines and so I hope leaders can come together to find solutions. That's what we're trying to do here in the House.'
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts on Charlotte shooting: Urge State Bureau of Investigation to 'use every resource at its disposal' and release body and dash cam video 'as quickly as possible' - @ChrisDotWeb
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on shooting of Keith Lamont Scott shooting: 'We must continue in the pursuit of the truth while also continuing the important work of bringing our communities and law enforcement together to build trust and safety for all. One step toward meeting both goals is for the videos in this case to be released to the public. Transparency between the community and our law enforcement breaks down barriers and brings progress.'
North Carolina (/ˌnɔːrθkærəˈlaɪnə/) is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. North Carolina is the 28th most extensive and the 9th most populous of the 50 United States. North Carolina is known as the Tar Heel State and the Old North State.
The state is composed of 100 counties. Its two largest metropolitan areas are among the top ten fastest-growing in the country: its capital, Raleigh, and its largest city, Charlotte. In the past five decades, North Carolina's economy has undergone a transition from reliance upon tobacco, textiles, and furniture-making to a more diversified economy with engineering, energy, biotechnology, and finance sectors.
The state has a wide range of elevations, from sea level on the coast to 6,684 feet (2,037 m) at Mount Mitchell, the highest point in North America east of the Mississippi River. The climate of the coastal plains is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the state falls in the humid subtropical climate zone. More than 300 miles (500 km) from the coast to the western, mountainous part of the state has a subtropical highland climate.