(NEW YORK) — Ray Dotch, brother-in-law of Keith Lamont Scott, who was killed by police in Charlotte last week, Monday called for the full police video of the incident to be released and said that he hopes Americans will take “an absolute unflinching look” at prejudice and police-involved shootings and that “we as a nation tell the truth about who we are.”
Dotch told Good Morning America Monday that the partial video of the encounter Tuesday between Scott and Charlotte police which the police department released Saturday “left us with more questions than with answers” about the shooting.
“We’re, first, happy they released” the partial video, Dotch told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “Our absolute first goal is to get to the absolute truth … We’re still trying to understand how it came to be that this particular moment led to the loss of life.”
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, released some of the police department’s tapes of the fatal shooting of Scott on Saturday, and Police Chief Kerr Putney said more footage will come later.
Dotch said that in the wake of the tragedy, “My family is trying to expand the conversation beyond just us.”
“My hope on all of this is that the only way that Keith and all of the others’ lives will not be in vain is if we as a nation tell the truth about who we are, about the inherent prejudices that we carry as a nation, that we’ve always carried,” Dotch said.
“When you see my sister as your sister, when you see Keith Lamont Scott as your brother and not just my brother, when we stand together as a United States and say enough of this then we’re making forward progress,” he said.
Dotch acknowledged that he and his family are grieving Scott’s death.
“We’re holding it together,” he said.
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