Authorities released some details about what led to the shooting on April 21, when Andrew Brown Jr. was shot and killed by Pasquotank County MPs trying to execute an arrest warrant. An independent autopsy ordered by Brown’s family and their lawyers revealed that Brown suffered five gunshot wounds – four to the right arm and one to the back of the head.
State law requires a court order for the broadcast of body camera images. A North Carolina judge ruled last Wednesday that Brown’s family would be allowed to view body camera footage from the shoot, but the videos would not be made public for 30 days.
Earlier in the week, Brown’s family were able to see a short clip of footage, lasting about 20 seconds, which a family lawyer said represented an “execution.”
Only two family members, including Brown’s son Khalil Ferebee, were able to view the footage with legal representatives Harry Daniels, one of the family’s lawyers told CNN on Sunday.
The family and district attorney gave different accounts of what happened, with the latter saying in a court hearing last week that MPs fired when the car Brown was driving made contact with the police. But the family and their lawyers said Brown was driving to save his life.
The shooting is under investigation by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. The FBI has also opened a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting, according to the office’s field office in Charlotte.
“I want you all to hear the pain in this community. The pain, the screams you hear, the agony you all hear – it’s pain, ”family lawyer Chantel Cherry-Lassiter told a press conference. Tuesday. “And most of the time the pain is interpreted as rebellion or whatever people want to interpret like that. Call it that. It is painful for this family. It is painful for this community. “
Brown’s funeral today follows that of at least two other blacks killed in encounters with law enforcement in recent weeks: Daunte Wright and Ma’Khia Bryant.