Video: Charlotte Chief Says No Need for Curfew as Guard and Troopers Bolster Police Resources

Putney said the city's resources have been tied up by two nights of rioting over the fatal police shooting of Keith Scott, but now with help from the State Highway Patrol and State National Guard, more help is available. Putney reiterated more people and additional resources will be coming in to counteract any violent protests Thursday night, but there was no need to impose a curfew at this time.

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VIDEO: Charlotte Chief Says No Need for Curfew as Guard and Troopers Bolster Police Resources

Charlotte city leaders held a news conference Thursday morning, following the second night of rioting over the Keith Lamont Scott shooting. 

"I'm not here to defend a position," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney began. "I am here to get you information."

Putney said the city's resources have been tied up by the rioting , but now with help from the State Highway Patrol and State National Guard, more help is available. Putney reiterated more people and additional resources will be coming in to counteract any violent protests Thursday night, but there was no need to impose a curfew at this time.

Instead, Putney said, resources will be used to keep the peace should any more protests erupt into violence, WBTV reports.

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