The family of Andrew Brown Jr. and their attorneys plan to speak Monday after authorities allow them to view body camera video of the fatal shooting of the 42-year-old Black man. The Elizabeth City, North Carolina, resident wasas he drove away from Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies who were trying to execute a search warrant.
An attorney representing Brown’s family told reporters that authorities said they needed more time with the bodycam video to redact portions before showing it to the family. Attorney Harry Daniels said he received an email about the delay about an hour before the family was scheduled to see the video.
How to watch Andrew Brown Jr. family’s news conference
- What: The family of Andrew Brown Jr. and their attorneys speak after viewing bodycam video of the fatal shooting
- Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
- Time: To be determined
- Location: Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
- Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device
The incident last Wednesday was followed by a public outcry as members of the community demanded the sheriff’s office release the video and the city council sent a letter demanding the county sheriff’s office release the footage. The mayor of Elizabeth City declared a state of emergency Monday.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, Bakari Sellers and Harry Daniels will speak at the news conference, which comes after the office confirmed.
Sheriff Tommy Wooten II has said deputies from his department were attempting to serve drug-related search and arrest warrants when Brown was shot. The warrants included two arrest warrants on drug-related charges, including possession with intent to sell cocaine for Brown, who had past drug convictions.
Note: Streaming plans are subject to change.