- Laura Coates: The fact the videos in the Keith Lamont Scott case are inconclusive doesn't automatically benefit the officer
- To say this case is difficult for even the most responsible prosecutor would be a huge understatement, she says
Laura Coates is a CNN legal analyst. She is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Follow her @thelauracoates. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)We all wondered why Chief Kerr Putney refused to release the police video footage of the killing of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot dead this month by a Charlotte police officer.