Several peaceful protests took place in the city last week following the shooting. "They only tell part of the story", he said. He said, "My dad got executed just by trying to save his own life". "The officers were in no harm of him at all. It's just messed up how this happened". "These county administrators are walking back the promises they have made".
Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is in a state of emergency in wake of the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. Mayor Bettie Parker says law enforcement expects a "period of civil unrest" after the release of the video and the order helps mobilize state and federal resources.
- Advise EMS we've got one male, 42 years of age, gunshot to the back.
Attorneys first said they were scheduled to see the footage at 11:30 a.m., but that was delayed after officials said they needed to make redactions.
"They're trying to hide something", attorney Benjamin Crump said. His family said they were only allowed to view 20 seconds of body camera footage. She added: "Let's be clear". He wasn't throwing anything around.
She said the video clip began with deputies running up to his vehicle shooting. She said it left her in tears.More news: Caitlyn Jenner Is Officially Running for Governor of California
Lawyers for the family said the 42-year-old Brown had his hands on the steering wheel of his auto and was complying with police orders when he was gunned down, leaving a trail of shell casings in the driveway of his home in Elizabeth City. He backed out of the driveway, maneuvering around the sheriff's truck and away from the deputies.
Civil Right attorney and political commentator Bakari Sellers said, "One body cam, 20 seconds, an execution". "He was trying to evade being shot".
Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. It was too many to count in 20 seconds. There were at least eight officers there.
© Courtesy Brown Family Andrew Brown Jr.in an undated photo.
Wooten said last week that the investigation of the shooting has been turned over to the State Bureau of Investigation, and he said it has the body camera video. The names of the deputies have not been released.
Also Monday, Elizabeth City officials declared a state of emergency amid concerns about how demonstrators would react to a possible video release. If he gets that confirmation, the office would file for the judge to release the footage, Wooten said.More news: UAE temporarily bans travel to and from India
There has been rumors circulating that the National Guard is in Elizabeth City for this event.
"It seems likely that the video and audio footage will be released in the very near future". A coalition of media organizations have sought the footage, and city officials plan to do so as well.
Few details - and no video - have been released publicly about the shooting.
As previously reported, deputies shot and killed him while attempting to issue an arrest warrant in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on Wednesday.
Deputies opened fire on Brown's vehicle as he attempted to drive away from his home.
The probe comes after the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in March 2020. His aunt Betty Banks said they were told investigators found no drugs or weapons in his vehicle or home.More news: Premier Ford promising paid sick leave