Calls grow louder for police to release bodycam video six days after the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
April 27, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Six days after Andrew Brown Jr. was fatally shot by police, protesters gathered again Monday to call for the release of the body camera footage they hope will answer questions surrounding his death.
Elizabeth City, North Carolina (CNN)Six days after Andrew Brown Jr. was fatally shot by police, protesters gathered again Monday to call for the release of the body camera footage they hope will answer questions surrounding his death.
Peaceful demonstrations have taken place in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, since Wednesday, the day the 42-year-old Black man was fatally shot by Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies, who according to authorities were attempting to serve him an arrest warrant.
Brown's family was shown footage Monday though the clip was only 20 seconds long, said family attorney Chantel Cherry-Lassiter who was also shown the video.
Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies were authorized to look for crack cocaine, other controlled substances and "evidence of criminal activity" in Brown's two vehicles and his residence, according to a search warrant signed by a judge on April 20.
The copy of the search warrant obtained by CNN was marked as "not executed. " In the first news conference about Brown's death, Wooten said Brown was killed as deputies were attempting to execute the search warrant.
Fogg said in the video statement that the county attorney on Monday filed a motion in court to have the footage released.
CNN has also reached out to the county attorney for comment on the release of the footage.