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Charlotte Police Officer Didn't Activate Body Camera Until AFTER Keith Lamont Scott Was Shot

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department probably thought it would help their argument to release body camera footage from the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, but it actually proved an officer violated policy.

Over the weekend, CMPD released video from one dashboard camera and one body camera from the controversial killing.

Related: Man Shot During Charlotte Protest Has Died

In the body cam clip, we silently see an officer standing outside Keith's white SUV with his gun drawn. Then, the officer wearing the camera appears to be hitting the truck with his baton.

We see Mr. Scott getting out of his car as the body cam cop runs across the street — with his own weapon drawn — to take cover behind a white pickup truck.

The fatal shots are fired off-camera, and the audio doesn't turn on until the footage shows the 43-year-old already on the ground.

But, as The Washington Post revealed, the officer didn't officially activate the camera until AFTER the father was shot. Steve Tuttle, a spokesman for Taser (the company who made the department's tech), explained how the equipment works, saying:

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A Rookie Cop Refused To Shoot A Double-Murder Suspect Who Was Asking To Be Shot & Shows How Helpful Body Cams Can Be!

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This is why body cams should be required for ALL police officers!

A rookie cop from Ohio is being honored for staying level-headed on-the-job and not shooting a double homicide suspect even though the man was charging at him!

Officer Jesse Kidder caught an altercation between himself and a suspect on his body cam, which his family bought for him, and it illustrates just how life-saving the device can be.

The white male started running at Jesse while shouting 'shoot me,' but the former-Marine refused.

[ Related: Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder ]

It's nice to hear about a cop keeping his cool, and the fact that video was being recorded may have provided further incentive for Jesse to not shoot.

Where do U land in the whole body cam debate??

Ch-ch-check out the intense moment caught on camera (below)!!!

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