Michael Jordan has lent his voice to the ongoing unrest in Charlotte, NC, in the wake of police killing Keith Lamont Scott, who was reportedly both unarmed and disabled. Jordan, who spent much of his childhood in Charlotte, offered his condolences to Scott’s family in a statement that called for calm in the community and pledged his organization’s support to the local leaders and law enforcement hoping to create more transparency between those sworn to protect and those entitled to that protection. Read Michael Jordan’s full statement down below.
“First, I want to express my condolences to the Scott family for their loss. I also wish for a full recovery to those who have been injured.
In light of the tragic events of the past three days, it is more important than ever that we restore calm and come together, as a community, in peaceful demonstration and conversation, and in constructive and non-violent ways. As part of the fabric of Charlotte, the Hornets organization is committed to working with civic leaders, our elected leaders and law enforcement to foster more trust, transparency and understanding so we can heal and grow together as a community.”