Chief Kerr Putney again defended his officers Tuesday, saying the refusal to put down a gun justified police use of deadly force.

As criticism of the fatal shooting of Ruben Galindo continued to mount, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney again defended his officers Tuesday, saying the refusal to put down a gun justified police use of deadly force.
Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com