Attorneys for Black man killed by N.Carolina officers to launch post-mortem By Reuters



© Reuters. Protesters march after a deputy sheriff shot and killed a Black suspect in Elizabeth Metropolis


(Reuters) – Attorneys for the household of a Black man killed by sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina throughout an tried arrest are planning to launch the outcomes of an impartial post-mortem on Tuesday in a capturing they’ve known as an “execution.”

The deadly capturing final Wednesday of Andrew Brown Jr., 42, led to 6 straight nights of protests in Elizabeth Metropolis, a riverfront neighborhood close to the Virginia border whose inhabitants of about 18,000 is half African American.

The capturing occurred someday after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, concluding a extremely publicized trial that had put a nationwide highlight on police violence in opposition to Black individuals.

Attorneys for Brown’s household have known as a information convention for 11 a.m. ET (1500 GMT) on Tuesday, the place they plan to launch findings from an impartial post-mortem into his loss of life.

On Monday, the legal professionals stated police physique digital camera footage proven to them indicated that Brown had his palms on the steering wheel of his automobile and was complying with orders when a number of deputies started firing at him in his driveway.

They stated the deputies continued firing their weapons after Brown drove his car away from them, calling his loss of life an “execution.” The legal professionals additionally accused officers of withholding proof after being proven solely 20 seconds of footage from one police physique digital camera.

Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten and Chief Deputy Daniel Fogg have stated the deputies had been making an attempt to serve search and arrest warrants on Brown stemming from a felony drug cost. They urged the general public to order judgment till all of the proof is reviewed by the State Bureau of Investigation, which is overseeing the probe.

Wooten’s workplace stated on Friday that seven sheriff’s deputies had been positioned on administrative go away after the capturing.

“This tragic incident was fast and over in lower than 30 seconds, and physique cameras are shaky and typically arduous to decipher. They solely inform a part of the story,” the sheriff stated in a video posted on social media on Monday.

An legal professional for Brown’s family, Chantel Cherry-Lassiter, stated the household will proceed to hunt the discharge all legislation enforcement video of Brown’s capturing loss of life, not simply the 20-second clip of the incident.

“We’re nonetheless making an attempt to get transparency,” Cherry-Lassiter instructed CNN on Tuesday. “We want the entire 10 (extra) seconds, we wish to see all of the physique cam footage, we wish any dashcam that is obtainable, simply any data that we will present to the household to allow them to know what occurred to Andrew.”

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