Andrew Brown, 42, was shot and killed by a deputy in Elizabeth City (North Carolina, USA).
Brown was shot killed while deputies were serving a search warrant in April 2021. Authorities wouldn’t provide details of the shooting but an eyewitness said that Andrew Brown Jr. was shot while trying to drive away, and that deputies fired at him six times. The car skidded out of Brown’s yard and eventually hit a tree.
Brown’s family said he was unarmed. The deputy who shot at Brown was placed on leave pending. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is now handling the investigation into the shooting, which prompted instant outrage from the community.
Nearly 200 protesters had gathered to march through the streets. They are calling on local authorities to be transparent and provide body camera footage of the shooting.
The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina says he died because of the officers’ “intentional and reckless disregard of his life,” according to a $30 million civil rights lawsuit filed in July 2021.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
“Andrew Brown was a good person,” Brown’s aunt said. “He was about to get his kids back. He was a good father. Now his kids won’t never see him again.”
“No officers will be criminally charged,” District Attorney Andrew Womble said. “The officers’ actions were consistent with their training and fully supported under law.”
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.