CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A citizens review board is hearing final arguments over the decision by a North Carolina police force that the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer was justified.
The board heard testimony for two days behind closed doors in the September 2016 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. The board was hearing closing statements Thursday before starting deliberations.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said the shooting by Officer Brentley Vinson was justified. The district attorney said separately that no charges would be filed against the black officer.
The board is reviewing the police department's internal investigation and procedures. Its findings won't have authority over the district attorney's decision.
In June, the review board said it found a potential error in the police department's decision. The board hasn't publicly identified the error.
This story has been corrected to reflect that the officer who shot the man is black.