Based on water cooler conversations and the same video footage available to the public, most believe Officers had little choice but to stop the threat.
Confronted with an unholstered weapon, held by an unknown, and noncompliant suspect, who is given several repetitive simple commands "DROP THE GUN" all feel CMPD officers were within their lawful right to use deadly force.
In the above frame CMPD Officers note the empty ankle holster on his right leg, apparently a gun held in his right hand, just low/inside his thigh.
Even at the point where Mr. Scott moves out of frame and still in a non threat stance they acted lawfully. A couple officers have said based on rumors, that only when he made a sudden turn (we don't see) did they fire.
Still a few question Mr. Scott's ability to process the commands.
As with so many tragic situations it is a long chain of events as far back as Mr. Scott's arrest and conviction on weapons charges years ago. Even the discussion of TBI has come into play.
Many questions remain, what are yours?
CP's take he does indeed look very confused disoriented, which makes this a very tragic and sad event.
Beyond the shoot, I have no idea how we can move back from the protests and riots, no doubt the election rhetoric and voices out of Washington from The White House and DOJ have something to do with it.