Wednesday, 05 May, 2021


Police ‘executed’ Black man in North Carolina shooting, lawyers say

Protesters on Saturday calling for release of the body cam footage Protesters on Saturday calling for release of the body cam footage
Patty Aguilar | 27 April, 2021, 19:40

Ben Crump, a lawyer for the family, said there was evidence from at least 9 cameras, including police body cam and dash cam videos, but that the victim's lawyers were shown only a 20-second portion from a single body cam video after the county attorney decided against showing more.

Khalil Ferebee, Brown's son, said his father was trying to "get away" when the officers shot him.

"There was no time in the 20 seconds that we saw where he was threatening the officers in any kind of way", she told reporters at a news conference.

Harry Daniels, another attorney for the family, said he has been told by authorities that three deputies opened fire on Brown's auto, including one who reloaded.

An eyewitness account and emergency scanner traffic had previously indicated Brown was shot in the back as he tried to drive away.

"He wasn't reaching for anything, he wasn't touching anything, he wasn't throwing anything around", she said.

She said the video clip began with deputies running up to his vehicle shooting.

"They were still shooting at him after the vehicle had already crashed into the tree", she said.

Attorney Bakari Sellers said Cox used profanity toward him. "He was trying to run because he was scared for his life", said Harry Daniels, attorney for the family. Crump argued that authorities were trying to release negative information about Brown while shielding themselves by holding back the video.

The shooting unfolded about 8:30 a.m. when deputies from Pasquotank and Dare Counties went to Brown's home to attempt to serve an arrest warrant on Brown that stemmed from a felony drug investigation, officials said.

Wooten said last week the investigation of the shooting had been turned over to the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and that it had the body camera video.

Wooten has said his office is seeking court approval to release the video to the public.

"Mr. Brown was a convicted felon with a history of resisting arrest", Fogg said in the video posted late on Thursday.

CNN reported on Monday that a state of emergency was instituted because Brown's family is set to receive the footage, and its public release is likely to follow.

"An innocent man was killed by law enforcement".

A man addresses demonstrators outside City Hall in Elizabeth City. Protests since the shooting in the eastern North Carolina town of about 18,000 have generally been peaceful. She said it left her in tears.

There has been rumors circulating that the National Guard is in Elizabeth City for this event. McCalla, 30, said she met Brown and had several conversations with him, making her sad about what's happening in her hometown and about police shootings elsewhere.

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