Family, citizens demand footage of Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting. Officials Thursday faced growing pressure to release details about the death of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man who was fatally shot by law enforcement on Wednesday in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, about 170 miles northeast of Raleigh. A judge generally has to approve release of police video in North Carolina. Ref. USAToday.
Judge rules that bodycam video showing fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. Will not be immediately released but family can view additional footage. Judge Jeffery Foster ruled Wednesday that Andrew Brown Jr.'s family will be allowed to view additional footage of his death that they have not yet seen but that footage cannot be released to the public for at least 30 to 45 days. Brown was shot five times, including once in the back of his head, by deputies serving warrants at his home in Elizabeth City, N.C., last week, an independent autopsy commissioned by his family and released Tuesday showed. Ref. USAToday.
Fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. In North Carolina was 'justified,' state investigation finds. North Carolina sheriff's deputies fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. On April 21 while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. District Attorney Andrew Womble on Tuesday said Brown's "Actions" caused the "Deputies to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves." Ref. USAToday.