Authorities have launched few particulars about what led to the capturing on April 21, when Andrew Brown Jr. was fatally shot by Pasquotank County deputies who have been attempting to execute a warrant. An unbiased post-mortem commissioned by Brown’s household and their attorneys stated Brown suffered 5 gunshot wounds — 4 to the appropriate arm and one to the again of his head.
State regulation requires a courtroom order for the discharge of physique digicam footage. A North Carolina decide dominated final Wednesday that Brown’s household can be allowed to see physique digicam footage of the capturing, however the movies wouldn’t be made public for 30 days.
Earlier within the week, Brown’s household was capable of view a brief snippet of footage, about 20 seconds lengthy, which a household legal professional stated depicted an “execution.”
Solely two members of the family, together with Brown’s son, Khalil Ferebee, have been capable of see the footage together with authorized representatives, Harry Daniels, one of many household’s attorneys informed CNN on Sunday.
The household and the district legal professional have given completely different accounts of what occurred, with the latter saying in a courtroom listening to final week that deputies fired when the automobile Brown was driving made contact with regulation enforcement. However the household and their attorneys stated Brown was driving away to save lots of his life.
The capturing is below investigation by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. The FBI has additionally opened a federal civil rights investigation into the capturing, in keeping with the bureau’s Charlotte area workplace.
“I would like y’all to listen to the ache on this neighborhood. The ache, the yelling that y’all hear, the agony that y’all hear — that is ache,” household legal professional Chantel Cherry-Lassiter stated in a information convention final Tuesday. “And a variety of time ache is interpreted as riot or no matter individuals wish to interpret it as. Name it what it’s. It is painful for this household. It is painful for this neighborhood.”
Brown’s funeral service right this moment follows these of at the least two different Black individuals killed in encounters with regulation enforcement in current weeks: Daunte Wright and Ma’Khia Bryant.