Charlotte council OKs contract for police shooting response

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Charlotte City Council has given its OK to a contract with a foundation to increase community dialogue and review the police response to protests after officers fatally shot a black man in September.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2fSvAMk) the council approved the $379,500 contract with the Police Foundation on Monday.

Keith Lamont Scott was shot to death Sept. 20 by a black Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer, setting off two nights of unrest.

The foundation is based in Washington, D.C., and has been hired for other high-profile reviews. The organization recently reviewed the Ferguson, Mo., police department and the North Charleston, South Carolina, police department after police shootings of blacks.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting and whether police acted appropriately in using deadly force

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