Pasquotank, North Carolina
The attention of the nation has once again been shifted to another police involved shooting. And once again, the victim was a black man……unarmed, as usual, which is a pretty scary thought. This time the victim was 42-year old Andrew Brown Jr. who was killed by police as they attempted to serve a search warrant for Mr. Brown. Seven police officers have been placed on administrative leave, and another two have resigned, in the aftermath of the shooting. One other officer involved in the shooting retired.
Mr. Brown was killed by a Pasquotank Police officer or officers on April 21st. The Brown family has been asking that the officer’s body cam footage be released. After much back and forth between the Pasquotank Police Department and the Brown family, the family was supposed to be shown the body cam footage earlier today. Brown family attorney, Chantel Cherry-Lassiter said the redacted and edited version the family was shown still shows that police killed an unarmed man.
“He wasn’t reaching for anything, he wasn’t touching anything, he wasn’t throwing anything around.”
Cherry-Lassiter said after her and the family had finished watching the video. Well-known Civil=Rights Attorney, Ben Crump, who was also on hand today said “they are trying to hide something. They don’t want ud to see everything.” Crump said of the 20-second video. CNN (@cnn), reported that Cherry Lassiter also said the 20-second video showed Mr. Brown then put his car in reverse and backed out of the driveway. That’s when one or more police officers opened fired on Mr. Brown who was shot in the back as he drove away from police, according to a coroner’s report.